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Academic Career Development Programme

Qualification programme of the "Düsseldorfer Weg"

Target group:

The academic career development programme is a training and continuing education programme for advanced postdoctoral researchers seeking an academic career. The participants are members of HHU have an own research project and are

  • advanced postdocs with own research experience
  • junior research group leaders or
  • Junior Professors

Objectives of the programme

The Academic Career Development Programme aims to further professionalize the management of your everyday research environment and prepares you for (future) management tasks in research. During the programme you will reflect on your personal capacity as a leader in research and actively extend your skills.

The programme is designed for a limited group of likeminded professionals that are or soon will be on their way to full research independency. You connect with your peers and discuss with each other on equal footing. The workshops and networking sessions are set up to further enhance your understanding of the research system in order to make use of it for your personal career. This leaves you well prepared for upcoming challenges and allows more time for your actual research.

Content of the programme

  • Networking events with the other groups of the "Düsseldorfer Weg" programme: evening panel events with networking possibilities, Junior Faculty Club, Diversity Rallye, dates will be set throughout the course of the programme

Peer Coaching: coaching in small peer groups concering individually choosen topics, 4-6 peers in one group, 5-6 sessions throughout the entire programme, each session is about 3-4 hours

Scope of the programme: 80-100 working units à 45 min, Preliminary schedule

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