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Argelander Competence Center


The Argelander Competence Center is a contact point for junior scientist. It was established in the Alte Sternwarte (Old Observatory Bonn) in 2017 and is home to a variety of facilities with different competences to fully support junior researchers including the Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers, which targets doctoral researchers and postdocs. The Center has rooms for events, a lounge for networking events and a consulting and advisory center. Whatever non-academic issue you may have, the University of Bonn’s administration in the Argelander Competence Center is happy to help. 


 Professional Development

  • Career Center is a service institution for students and graduates and advises on questions about career guidance and starting your career and offers seminars and events on the topics of application procedures and career planning.
  • Gender Equality Office is the point of contact for all women working, studying, teaching or researching at the university and its aims include promoting female junior researchers and improving the reconciliation of science, studies, job and family.
  • Bonner Zentrum für Hochschullehre (Bonn Center for University Teaching) is a central institution which offers support and services for teaching and covers didactic support, trainings for program managers and cross-disciplinary offerings for students.
  • HR Development Department supports all status groups in matters relating to the diversity and planning of career paths as well as to the acquisition of competencies by individuals and by the university itself. [website in German]
  • Individual Funding Advisory Unit within the Research Office is your centralized contact for issues regarding external funding for research projects and offers individual advice on national and international funding programs.
  • The Bonn Graduate Center (BGC) is the central service department for doctoral candidates at the University of Bonn. It gives advice and guidance for doctoral and postdoctoral programs.

  International Doctoral Candidates


Personal Support

  • Family Office caters to the needs of all university members with questions about the compatibility of family and career, such as e.g. maternity or parental leave, childcare and benefits for families.
  • Conflict Counseling counsels employees, managers, trainees, doctoral researchers and members of the University of Bonn individually, discreetly, solution-oriented and confidentially. [website in German]
  • Dual-Career Service aims to help you and your family to settle in in Bonn and the surrounding area and combine two successful professional careers with a relationship and family.
  • Spouse & Partner Network is a network for spouses, partners and family members of researchers at the University of Bonn. The network serves as a platform for exchange and common activities.
  • Healthy Campus Bonn offers students and employees the best conditions for a healthy and successful work at the university with a University Health Management (UHM)


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