24 International Postdocs Invited to Ruhr Area
One program, two weeks, and countless impressions: 24 young researchers from 14 different countries followed our invitation to get to know research possibilities at University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr). This year, guests from Brazil and India made particular use of this opportunity—but China, Korea, Panama, Argentina, Chile, Iceland, Iran, Spain, Croatia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Australia were also represented. They brought along fascinating research topics in a wide variety of disciplines, a lot of joy in making new contacts, and great curiosity about the German research landscape.
Already an established part of RUB Research School’s portfolio, this year’s Research Explorer Ruhr was organized by Research Academy Ruhr for the first time. The international postdocs from all research fields seized the opportunity to get an impression of the research landscape in the Ruhr area as professors from UDE and RUB hosted their guests in their respective research groups. Renowned lecturer Dr. Thomas Koch of Academic Futures provided information about funding options and career opportunities in Germany and helped the participants work towards their goal to raise third-party funds for a postdoctoral stay at one of the UA Ruhr universities.
On a weekend excursion, our guests explored the landmarks of the Ruhr region and networked with their local peers at our Summer Evening for Postdocs at Beckmann’s Hof. With the Farewell Dinner at RUB’s campus restaurant Q-West, Research Explorer Ruhr had a great closing event! We wish our guests all the best for their future and hope to see them back again in the Ruhr area soon!
Have you become curious? Research Explorer Ruhr 2020 is already in planning! The program will take place from 14 to 27 June 2020. The application period starts towards the end of this year and ends on 1 March 2020. Stay tuned and check the program page for more information.
Pictures: © Daniel Sadrowski, RUB & Simon Kresmann, RAR