Raising your visibility through committee work

Researchers who are qualifying for a leading position in academia are often faced by a dilemma: the so-called rush-hour of life. They are expected to distinguish themselves in the academic field, publish excellent papers and successfully obtain third-party funding, while at the same time juggling work and family life. Not surprisingly, many regard requests to join a panel (and thus an internal positioning) as an additional burden whose benefits are uncertain.


Friday, 25th of November 2022
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Dr. Beate Scholz




Online via Zoom

Target group

Established researchers | Junior Group Leaders | Newly appointed Professors




Certificate of attendance

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  • When participating in university panels can be beneficial.
  • Which pitfalls one should be aware of.
  • How to successfully position oneself (including one’s own agenda) in such a context.
  • Analysis of key components of a scientific career in general and specifically the function of panel participation
  • Overview of panels (at universities and beyond), including their specific functions and relevance.
  • Hints how to develop a confident presentation of oneself in internal bodies (especially panels), in order to convincingly present both contents and oneself.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No. Human Resources Development holds a certain contingent for junior research group leaders and (junior/tenure-track) professors to attend DHV events. You can attend all DHV events that we have listed on our pages. This does not include other DHV events. You are of course welcome to book these individually with the DHV at your own expense.

No. Please fill out our registration form. HR Development will then register you - if you are eligible to participate - for the corresponding event at DHV.

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.

Only some of the rooms in the “Alte Sternwarte” have barrier-free access. Should you need help getting in, please get in touch with your named contact in good time so that we can give you the support you need on the day of the event.

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 are also currently developing a range of certificates for three “career tracks”:  “Research,” “Research Management,” and “Business and Organizations.” More information will shortly be provided on the web page for “Postdoc plus".

If the event currently being displayed counts as credit toward one of the three “tracks,” this will be indicated accordingly.

There is currently no certificate as part of the yourTRACK program.


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