UA Ruhr Events

15. 04. 2021

Research in Germany: Your Postdoc in the Heart of Europe

May 27, 2021 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (EDT)


Research in Germany: Your Postdoc in the Heart of Europe

At the heart of Europe, Germany is one of the best destinations for cutting-edge scientific research. If you consider a postdoc or starting your independent research group in Europe's most vibrant science landscape, our event will introduce you to the next steps in your international research career. You will learn about postdoc positions, funding opportunities, and how to navigate the German research landscape.

Registration link (will be live soon)

11:00 am - 11:30 am 
Introduction and Keynote

  • Welcome remarks by our organizers
  • Keynote

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Planning Your Postdoc Career: Do's and Don'ts

  • Conversation with university representatives and alumni about how to plan your postdoc career in Germany

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Funding Opportunities

  • DFG
  • DAAD
  • AvH

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Q&A

  • Join representatives of funding agencies and alumni for a round of Q&A.

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Pitches by participating universities

  • Representatives of our participating universities pitch their research clusters and programs for postdocs

In Sessions

1:15 pm – 2:00pm  

Visit participating institutions in their Sessions and talk to them about funding and career opportunities provided by their universities and organizations.


  • Campus OWL
  • Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Heidelberg University
  • Technical University Munich
  • Technical University Berlin
  • UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Sciences
  • University Alliance Ruhr
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Freiburg

Funding Organizations

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)

Alumni Q&A

  • Speak to AvH, DAAD and DFG alumni about their experience as postdocs in Germany