Tenure-Track at the HHU

The high esteem in which scientists are held and the excellent research infrastructure at Heinrich Heine University create an excellent environment for science at an international level. The Heinrich Heine University particularly promotes transdisciplinary research collaborations in order to stimulate creative and forward-looking solutions through the exchange of knowledge, methods and technologies across borders.
By participating in the Tenure Track Programme for the Promotion of Young Scientists (WISNA Programme), the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf would like to make a contribution to making the career paths of young scientists at the HHU more predictable and transparent. Up to now, the time until the first appointment to a lifetime professorship has been characterised by many uncertainties and long, sometimes precarious qualification paths. On average, a professor is appointed to a professorship and thus to the first permanent position at the beginning of the fifth decade of life (cf. Wissenschaftsrat 2014). The establishment of a tenure-track procedure opens up promising career paths for young scientists.

Supporting the compatibility of scientific qualification and family is a special concern of the Heinrich-Heine-University, which it supports with great success.

The HHU sees itself as a civic university that seeks open dialogue between society and the university. Scientists at the HHU have numerous opportunities to get involved in the Citizens' University on campus and in the city.


Dr. Uta Brunner
HHU WISNA Programme
Junior Scientist & International Researcher Center
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Gebäude 16.11.
Ebene 04 Raum 33
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-13564
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