Herbstakademie—Skills and competence for a successful doctorate

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Herbstakademie is an interdisciplinary offer and designed to impart science-specific knowledge and competencies across the disciplines.

What does Herbstakademie offer?

The aim of the multi-day Herbstakademie is to make the doctoral process more efficient, to increase motivation for a quick and successful completion, and to outline personal career planning. Additionally, the Academy contributes to promoting networking among doctoral researchers.

By aligning the program to subject-specific needs, aspects of gender and diversity as well as different phases of a doctorate (orientation, decision, implementation, finishing), all participants can put together a customized program suiting their individual requirements.

Who can participate?

Doctoral students of all subject fields of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Language of the event is German.

Dates and Program

The next Herbstakademie will take place at the University of Duisburg-Essen in autumn 2019. Information on the program will be available here in good time.


The registration form for the Herbstakademie 2019 will be available here in good time.


If you have any questions about Herbstakademie, please contact:

Valentina Vasilov
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Graduate Center Plus
V15 S01 C67
Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen
Phone: +49 (0)201 183-3176