Webcast - Planing and optimizing your academic career

A webcast offered by the Human Resources Development

The advanced doctoral and early postdoc phase is crucial for the further course of one’s own academic career. Postdocs are confronted with numerous professional challenges and hurdles on the way to long-term scientific work: Independent publications, the acquisition of third-party funds and the implementation of independent research, the development of a teaching portfolio, participation in scientific communication and the establishment of a separate network of colleagues and cooperation partners, stays abroad … During the webcasts, participants can take stock to reflect upon their own current position. Building upon this, goals and important steps towards one’s own long-term career in academia are planned out.


on demand video streaming + learning materials to download 
3 h

After your registration you will receive the link for the video and the additional material.


Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt


German / English

When registering, please indicate in the field "Are there any special arrangements to be made for your participation?" the language in which you would like to receive the webcast


Online via Vimeo & Dropbox

Target group



Research Track


Certificate of attendance | 4 units are applicable within the "Postdoc plus" certificates 

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The Webcast consists of three parts:

  • An overview of the particularly important tasks in planning an academic career
  • Hints for the prioritization of the various tasks
  • Indicators for an appropriate time-frame
  • Reflection upon your own current position
  • Building goals and important steps towards one’s own long-term career in academia.

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

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

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn or be active in research for the University of Bonn. 

You can receive a confirmation of participation for this event and of its contents on request.

In addition, we are offering a certificate programme along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". You can find more information on the corresponding page of the certificates: Postdoc Plus certificates.

If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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