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Your Postdoc at the University of Bonn

As a postdoc at the University of Bonn, you have every opportunity to achieve academic independence, pursue your career path and reach for the stars. The Argelander Competence Center offers you a comprehensive range of qualifications, funding opportunities and further support to make the best possible use of your time at the University of Bonn. Find out about the offers that are available to you in the Argelander program for early-career researchers.

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Orientation

Regardless of whether it is at the beginning or at the end of the postdoc phase, the University of Bonn offers researchers from postdoc level a wide range of advisory and coaching services for personal assessment, career planning and career development.

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Qualification

As a postdoc at the University of Bonn, we accompany you on all career paths: in research, in research management or in business and society. Training, mentoring and coaching programs offer you a wide range of opportunities to develop your interdisciplinary skills.

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Support

The University of Bonn supports postdocs in various funding lines and provides individual advice on external funding opportunities. Whether it is material for carrying out your own research projects or travel grants as part of a conference participation.

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Latest News
Two ERC Consolidator Grants for the University of Bonn

Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) go to outstanding researchers and provide funding worth millions. At the University of Bonn, two people are receiving coveted ERC Consolidator Grants: Prof. Dr. Annaliese Mason from the Institute of Crop Sciences and Resource Conservation (INRES) and Prof. Dr. Dennis Lehmkuhl from the Institute of Philosophy.

Meat import ban in Africa hurts local population

The EU regularly exports large quantities of poultry meat to West African countries. These exports have been criticized for harming importing countries in West Africa and exacerbating poverty there. The reason: Cheap imports depress the local price of chicken, making life difficult for local smallholders. Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Göttingen have now used the example of Ghana to calculate the effects that would result if the country were to significantly increase its import tariffs for poultry meat or even stop imports completely. The result: Prices would indeed rise domestically, but most local households would not benefit. The study has been published in the journal Food Security.

European Football Championship with side effects

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, which was played in 2021, had a very different impact on the infection dynamics of the coronavirus pandemic in different participating countries. The extent to which the rates of infection and death from Covid-19 increased depended primarily on the pandemic situation in the country at the start of the championship. This was concluded by physicists in an analysis of epidemiological data. The study involved the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, as well as the Universities of Bonn and Göttingen and the PUNCH4NFDI consortium in the German national research data infrastructure NFDI. The study was published in Nature Communications. 

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The University of Bonn has been home to excellent researchers for 200 years. Embedded in the UN location Bonn and a dynamic science region, it is one of the strongest research universities in Germany with international appeal. Our mission is to offer early-career researchers a high level of support and to guide them into scientific independence.

Scientific Integrity

Find out more about scientific integrity and responsibility in research at the University of Bonn. Here you will find the regulations for securing the Good Research Practice as well as your contact persons.

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Would you like to make the research results of the University of Bonn available for the benefit of society? Let us advise you on the subject of patent registration or start-ups.

From all over the World to Bonn

The Welcome Center offers international researchers advice and practical support in planning and during their stay in Bonn.

Transdisciplinary Research Areas

Our Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRAs) form spaces for exploration and innovation in which central scientific, technological and social challenges are addressed. Postdocs are cordially invited to become members of the TRAs!

Working in Research

Here you can learn more about the University of Bonn as an employer, the tenure track-procedure and the reconciliation of family and work life.

Contact

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Julia Küchel

Leader Human Resource Development team for research staff

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+49 228 73-68772

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Clara Kaminsky

Bonn Graduate Center

+49 228 73-60140

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Equal Opportunity

At the University of Bonn, advancing equal opportunities in teaching, studies and research is a key field of action.

Working Healthily

We offer various opportunities to make everyday life at the university healthier and more mindful, as well as creating the best possible working atmosphere.

Living in Bonn

There is life outside the lecture hall and laboratory— and what a life! The City of Bonn and the Rhineland region has much to offer; the University also makes its own contribution to this mix.

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