Career Development and Qualification

A wide range of certificates, training programs and mentoring schemes will give you targeted support with your own personal further training and career development. We will be happy to advise you on your options.

Career Tracks for Academics

Potential career paths are described in transparent terms to allow early-career researchers to stand on their own two feet as soon as possible:

  • Research Track
  • Research Management Track
  • Business and Organizations Track

The three career tracks offered by the Argelander Competence Center give you various counseling and training options for supporting your individual career planning and development.

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Doctorate plus

Hone your academic and interdisciplinary skills with our “Doctorate plus” training program.

Postdoc plus

Training and coaching for three career tracks – Research, Research Management, and Business and Organizations. 


Training, coaching, mentoring and networking for assistant and tenure track professors and heads of research groups.

MeTra - Mentoring

Multi-level mentoring and training scheme for researchers from doctoral students to professors.

University Teaching Qualification

Certificate program in the state of NRW geared toward increasing the level of professionalism in teaching.

German as a Second Language

Part-time certificate course qualifying teachers in German as a second language.

International Competence

Certificate for developing and improving international skills in day-to-day work.

Project Management Skills

Training and coaching in project management methods.


We offer you a variety of opportunities for further development with our internal program or with the offerings of our cooperation partners. You can find the registration for all internal offers in our event overview. For information on the registration process for external offers, please follow the link to Confluence at the bottom of the page.


Are you a University employee looking to develop yourself further? Maybe you are wondering what support the University offers or what option is right for you? Or maybe you are a manager looking for a suitable course for your staff?

Contact us!

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Junior Manager Scheme – Phase 7

Phase 7” is a range of modular advanced training courses for junior managers in administrative roles. It is designed to enable up-and-coming managers to develop their leadership skills, build up a network of colleagues and give individuals guidance on their personal career prospects.

  • Shaping leadership
  • Building and managing teams
  • Communication and conflict in day-to-day management

If you are interested, discuss the possibility of taking part with your supervisor during your staff appraisal. We would be happy to advise you.

International Competence

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As an international research university, the University of Bonn is keen to support its employees with various options for honing their international skills. All staff are thus given the opportunity to obtain a certificate in “International Competence.” 


  • Proof of at least B2-level language skills or attendance of a language course
  • Participation in an intercultural training session
  • Participation in Erasmus Staff Mobility

Project Management Skills

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Just starting out as a project manager? Wondering how project management can be done successfully at a university?

Our varied range of training courses and qualifications in project management and new work will help you devise, plan and implement projects systematically. Familiarize yourself with both agile and conventional project management methods and learn how to combine the best of both worlds.

Why delay? Get started with our training and coaching courses today!

External Training Courses

Besides our in-house offering, you can also make use of the courses organized by external training providers such as Hochschulübergreifende Fortbildung NRW (HÜF), the NRW Ministry of the Interior’s Akademie Mont-Cenis, the DAAD Academy, the Rheinisches Studieninstitut and IT.NRW.

You can find out more about these and other external opportunities on Confluence (intranet).


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Julia Küchel


Research Staff
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Susanne Brandt


Technical and Administrative Staff

Also see

Career Service

Central point of contact for students seeking career guidance, career planning and application strategies.

Healthy Work

A wealth of information and offers relating to mental, physical and social health.

Human Resource Development

Advice, training and coaching for the next steps in your career.

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