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The Düsseldorf Way of Training

HHU is pursuing several goals for its young scientists in announcing the Düsseldorf Way of Training.

HHU would like:

  • promote conscious career decisions and prepare for the next career level.
  • provide additional qualification and trainings for its young researchers to better prepare them for the challenges of their everyday research life.
  • link young researchers with experienced researchers/members of HHU.
  • young researchers to get to know and further develop the research system, in particular HHU as an academic institution.

In frame of the two-stage certificate programme "Düsseldorf Way of Training" there is the opportunity to familiarise oneself with three different academic career paths - (1) professorship (2) academic teacher (3) science management. In the orientation phase, key competencies of all three areas are taught, which are then expanded on in the specialization phase. 



Qualification programmes part of the Düsseldorf Way of Training


Programme overview

In the orientation phase, programme participants deal with possible career perspectives, sharpen their scientific profile and learn how to plan (teaching) events. In the specialization phase, participants focus either on the career path to obtain a professorship via the Academic Career Development Programme, a specialization in teaching or a specialization focusing on science management. It is possible to complete the orientation phase with the basic certificate and/or the orientation and specialization phase with the overall certificate "Düsseldorf Way of Training".

→ Orientation phase part of the Düsseldorf Way of Training

→ Specialization phase as part of the Düsseldorf Way of Training

Target group

Orientation phase: experienced doctoral researchers, postdoctoral researchers, young research group leaders, junior professors and science manager of HHU
Specialization phase: postdoctoral researchers, young research group leaders, junior professors and science managers holding a doctoral degree with a contract at HHU


For each group there are existing networks on campus to exchange information. The Jungle Net for young research group leaders and junior professors is intended to provide space to discuss challenges and to network with colleagues. Academic Teachers exchange via the University didactics Network. For those who are already science managers or who would like to become science managers, the Network for Science Managers at HHU is available to get in contact with peers.


Junior Scientist and
International Researcher Center (JUNO)

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Gebäude 16.11.
Ebene 00 Raum 48
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-13564
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Qualification programmes of the Düsseldorf Way of Training

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