Wirtschaftskolleg—Practical dialogue on non-university career paths

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Wirtschaftskolleg offers an annual platform to doctoral and postdoctoral students where they can meet distinguished representatives from business and society and learn about the many possibilities of a career outside university.

What does Wirtschaftskolleg offer?

Wirtschaftskolleg offers doctoral and postdoctoral researchers first-hand information and insights on career opportunities in business and society. Enter into a dialog with a panel of UA Ruhr alumni who have made their career outside academia after their doctorate. The invited experts talk about their individual experiences, challenges and exemplify possible non-university career paths and are pleased to answer your questions on career opportunities.

Wirtschaftskolleg begins with a short, thought-provoking kick-off speech for participants of all subject fields. Subsequently, parallel panels for the humanities and social sciences, life sciences and natural sciences, and engineering sciences are geared to the specific needs for each group’s career planning features. The event will conclude with a joint get-together.

Who can participate?

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of all subject fields of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The official language at Wirtschaftskolleg is usually German. However, depending on topics and invited experts, exceptions are possible.


Dates and Program

The next Wirtschaftskolleg will take place at the Veranstaltungszentrum of Ruhr-Universität Bochum on 11 November 2019.

We will inform you here in good time about the program and the registration.


If you have any questions about Wirtschaftskolleg, please contact us:

Annegret Kunde
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
RUB Research School
FNO 01/141
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Phone +49 (0)234 32-28179
Dr. Sarah Gemicioglu
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
RUB Research School
FNO 01/146
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Phone +49 (0)234 32-27109