Orientation & Career planning

Interdisciplinary Research and Academic Careers - Opportunities and Pitfalls

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

The ability to engage in interdisciplinary projects counts among the key skills allowing researchers and scientists to succeed in their careers; at the same time, though, interdisciplinary research comes with distinct risks and challenges. In this workshop, you will deepen your understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary research for your academic career.

Online Workshop

Monday, May 27, 2024
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.


Dr. Matthias Zach





Target group

Postdocs | Established Researchers


Research Track


Certificate of attendance | 2 units are applicable within the "Careers plus" or "Doctorate plus" certificates

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  • Forms and functions of interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Academic careers in Germany: relevant structures and conditions
  • Obtaining the criterias for a professorship as a disciplinary challenge
  • Interdisciplinary research: contexts and institutions
  • What are my goals?

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resource Development will cover all the costs incurred.

Yes. If an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You may then move up the list if a space becomes free with enough time still to go before the event starts.

The event will proceed online.

If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Office of Family Services at the University of Bonn.

The further training offers provided by Human Resource Development at the University of Bonn are only open to people who have signed a work contract with the University, are enrolled as a doctoral student, are conducting research on behalf of the University or are an associated member of a research consortium. 

You will usually be given a certificate at all our events that confirms your attendance at the event and its content.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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53115 Bonn

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