We have developed our program specifically to supplement the services available at our member institutions. The following topics are particularly important to us:
Qualifications for academia
We offer a comprehensive program of workshops to strengthen transferable skills for academics. Key areas include academic writing and publishing, time management, and oral defense training.
Academic career system
Succeed in German academia: We organize events and a career program to help scholars understand the various stages of an academic career in Germany up to the professorship level. We also touch upon university micropolitics and the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG).
How to convey your research subject comprehensively, harness the power of storytelling and social media, or put together your own video presentation? Our project, which was initiated by the Claussen Simon Foundation, offers a platform for everything related to research communication.
Good scientific practice
Together with the Ombuds Office of Universität Hamburg, we offer advice, information, and training in the field of good scientific practice. We are also an active member of various international networks and working groups.
Making it work for both sides: We offer tailored services to help doctoral researchers and supervisors develop good working relationships. Additionally, we promote dialog and international exchange on best practices in the field.
Are you new to Hamburg or are you planning a research stay abroad? We can help you find your bearings and plan your international career.
Healthy working conditions
We prepare you to handle tasks, stress, and writer’s block confidently to help you balance your research, teaching, and personal life.
Planning a career outside academia
We provide information to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers about the requirements and opportunities of a career outside academia. Through our career fairs and programs, we put them in touch with potential employers.
We foster communication and collaboration across institutions and disciplines through interactive networking events in Hamburg, complemented by activities planned by our Doctoral Council and Postdoc Council.