Prepared for the Career of your Choice

Skills and Training: Doctorate plus

As a doctoral student at the University of Bonn, you will have the opportunity to broaden your academic and extracurricular skills through the Doctorate plus training program. Offered by the Bonn Graduate Center and its cooperation partners, the program is designed by experts in each field, the courses will help you improve your leadership, management and networking abilities – giving you a competitive advantage in the job market whether you are pursuing a career within or outside academia. The workshops in three career tracks allow you to broaden your academic and transferable competencies and thus prepare systematically for your envisaged career path.

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Research Track

Would you like to stay in research after your doctorate and work as a scientist at a university or a research institution?

Then benefit from our workshops in the Research Track and find out what good scientific practice means, how to give a scientific lecture or what methods and instruments you can use to enrich your research and teaching.

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Research Management Track

Would you like to work in an exciting and growing professional field at the interface between science and administration?

Then this track is the right choice for you. You can acquire knowledge and interdisciplinary skills that are particularly useful for a career in research management. The workshops deal with topics such as university organization and science law, chairing meetings, strategy and leadership in science.

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Business and Organizations Track

Would you like to pursue a career in an organization or company outside of the science sector after completing your doctorate?

The workshops in our Business and Organizations Track equip you with skills and knowledge that will qualify you for positions in, for example, industry and an NGO or to run a startup. Among other things, our workshops help you successfully master the application phase, sharpen your profile and take on management tasks.

Our upcoming workshops

E-Trainings

With the on-demand e-training courses, you can continue your education flexibly and conveniently from home or on the road.

Certificate Doctorate plus

Acquire the Doctorate plus Certificate in one of our three career tracks.

Further Certificates and Training Opportunities

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Bonner Zentrum für Hochschullehre (BZH)

The BZH (Bonn Center for Higher Education) offers workshops and self-study courses, individual consultations and peer observation. You will receive impulses, orientation as well as methods for your own teaching concept and can exchange ideas with colleagues.

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Certificate for Intercultural Competence

Intercultural awareness, language skills and networking with international students are the best prerequisites for a diverse everyday study life and provide key qualifications for international exchange.

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LinkedIn Learning

Become an Excel expert or improve your self-organization at your own pace with LinkedIn Learning. Take the opportunity to learn something new or expand your existing knowledge.

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Cooperation Partners Doctorate plus

The skills and training program Doctorate plus is jointly offered by the following partners:

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Bonn Graduate Center

As a central point of contact for all non-academic questions regarding doctoral studies at the University of Bonn, the Bonn Graduate Center (Bonner Graduiertenzentrum, BGZ) offers orientation and information about our comprehensive qualification programs as well as about current calls for proposals and funding, and connects you with the other service facilities at the University of Bonn. Find out more about our offers and contact us.

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Bonner Zentrum für Hochschullehre (BZH)

The BZH (Bonn Center for Higher Education) is responsible for the development, planning, coordination, and implementation of continuing education programs for teachers, mentors, and tutors in higher education didactics. A special focus is on offers for basic qualification in higher education didactics, which are especially aimed at early-career researchers.

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Career Center

The Career Center caters to students and graduates of the University of Bonn. The staff of the Career Center is there for you if you have questions about career orientation and career entry, want to participate in seminars and events on the topics of application procedures and career planning, and are interested in an information portal on questions and events related to finding a job.

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Gender Equality Office

The Gender Equality Office works to promote the cause of gender equality at the University of Bonn and provides advice and support in cases of discrimination and sexual discrimination. The Gender Equality Office offers trainings for female doctoral students and postdocs, the Maria von Linden-Program as well as the Mentoring- und Trainingsprogram MeTra

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Healthy Campus Bonn

With a university health management system, Healthy Campus Bonn offers students and employees the best conditions for healthy and successful performance at the university. A wide range of offers on nutrition, exercise and health promote sustainable health awareness and an exercise-based lifestyle in everyday working and studying life.

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International Office

The International Office coordinates international activities at the University of Bonn. The division is the central point of contact for students and researchers from abroad - before, during and after their time at the University of Bonn. At the same time, it supports Bonn students and researchers in all matters of international mobility and cooperation.

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HR Development & Careers

HR Development & Careers Unit offers a wide range of services for your professional and personal development: training, coaching, mentoring, language courses, certificate programs, e-learning, and much more. In addition, it also provides personal advice on your individual concerns.

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Bonn University and State Library

Bonn University and State Library (Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, ULB) is the central service institution for literature and information supply. Particularly relevant for doctoral students are the services offered by the ULB in the areas of effective research, literature management, scientific publishing and digital humanities.

Contact

Bonn Graduate Center

Contact

+49 228 73-60141

graduiertenzentrum@uni-bonn.de

Address

Alte Sternwarte (Old Observatory)
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

Also see

Events & Opportunities

Find out what's new and see upcoming events.

Funding and Support

Learn about the numerous funding opportunities and grants for doctoral students.

Orientation

Get to know our numerous orientation and counseling offerings.

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