Empowering early career researchers

We pool and develop qualification and support offers for advanced master students, doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers within the UA Ruhr. Gain insight into the potential of Research Academy Ruhr and look at our overview of joint activities and events. If you have specific interests or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Start your doctorate right and join our three-day compact event with workshops and discussions for prospective and current doctoral students.


Skills and competence for a successful doctorate: multi-day offer for doctoral students including workshops, lectures, and discussions – everything you need for successfully completing your doctorate and your individual career planning.


Promoting women in academia: two-year mentoring program for female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.


Practical dialogue on non-university career paths: annual exchange with distinguished representatives from business and society for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.


Career planning in academia and business: one-day event with expert-based discussions and individual consulting for postdoctoral researchers.


Career goal professorship: seminars and ensuing individual coaching sessions on selected topics for researchers who are leading an own research group, holding a Junior Professorship, or doing a Habilitation.


Networking and exchange in a relaxed atmosphere: annual get-together with an expert lecture for postdoctoral researchers.


Developing an individual profile: workshops for postdoctoral researchers in the UA Ruhr on personal competence development for the own research.

Individual qualification and consulting

At your service on-site: Overview of additional qualification and counselling offers for all early career researchers at the three respective UA Ruhr universities.