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A successful doctorate

Our offers for doctoral researchers and those interested in obtaining a doctorate

Our multi-day academies, workshops, and career events offer you valuable approaches to successfully manage your doctorate, advance your competencies, and gain orientation towards the next steps in your career.

Flyer: our offers for doctoral researchers (PDF, 450 KB)

Dialogue: Science meets business

Discuss current career-relevant topics and social developments with a leading expert from the world of business over lunch. The participating business representatives are very much interested in an open dialogue and in your individual opinion.

Next date: Spring/Summer 2023

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Frühjahrsakademie: For a good start into your doctorate

Get your first orientation in this multi-day training academy before or during the starting phase of your doctorate. Is a doctorate the right thing for me? How do I get started and how do I design my "project doctorate"? You will find initial help in short workshops.

Next date: 28–30 March 2023

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Herbstakademie: Throughout your doctorate until its successful completion

Even in the peak phase of your doctorate: take your time for workshops and discussions in a compact format. How do I publish in a visible way? How can I be convincing in my disputation? How do I deal with the multiple challenges of research and teaching?

Next date: 1921 September 2023

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Research Career Day: All about making a career in research

Are you doing your doctorate and would like to know what a career in research means? Do you want to figure out if a research career is the right choice for you? The Research Career Day provides strategic knowledge and personal orientation about career perspectives, career paths and requirements for a career in research.

Next date: 2023

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Wirtschaftskolleg: Hands-on dialog on career paths in business and society

Where do we go from here after the doctorate? Ask your questions about your career and discuss with representatives from the private sector, industry, public service, foundations, and non-profit organizations in a casual atmosphere during this annual exchange.

Next date: 14. November 2022

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mentoring³: Academic career development for female researchers

Benefit from the close exchange with experienced professors, from a customized seminar program and from networking with other female doctoral researchers during this two-year program. You will broaden your understanding of the academic world and your ability to act accordingly. A tailored and subject-specific program for female doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering starts every two years.

Start of the next program: Fall 2022

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Workshops: professional writing, presentation, publishing, and much more.

Take advantage of the wide range of workshops offered by your local graduate institutions to support your career and skill development throughout your doctorate:

Recent events of your local graduate institutions

Many events of the graduate institutions are open to all doctoral researchers of the University Alliance Ruhr. Please find information on vacancies in the news section and in the event calendar.

Doctoral Programs within the UA Ruhr

More than 40 doctoral programs enable a successful start to a research career through excellent supervision, professional and interdisciplinary qualification as well as close contact to other doctoral and postdoctoral researchers within the UA Ruhr.

Overview of all programs

The local graduate institution at your university

The individual graduate institutions of the three UA Ruhr universities offer a versatile workshop and event program for their early career researchers on-site beyond the joint offers on RAR level.

They are also your central point of contact for advice on individual career planning and advancement: