Turn! Me! On! Support and services for early career researchers at German universities. What is important to you? What is missing? What to look for?

In this interactive and user-oriented session, it is time to turn the (virtual) tables! We want to promote the exchange of ideas between postdocs and institutions as representatives from German universities are eager to discuss how to increase the attractiveness of research careers in Germany. Welcome Center, Kindergarten, Dual Career, Forschungsförderung: tell us what service offers you expect from German universities to become your future employer! What is missing? What are positive examples from the US and around the world that should be adopted in Germany? What would be pull factors no one seems to have thought about?
With your help, we want to check and revise established ways of research marketing and information distribution because many offers might already be available but are poorly communicated or just not visible.
The workshop results will be documented and made available for other universities to foster new approaches when addressing international postdocs.

  • Dr. Wolfgang Holtkamp, Senior Advisor International Affairs, Universität Stuttgart
  • Dr. Jörn Benzinger, International Affairs, RUB Research School, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Moderator: Dr. Sarah Gemicioglu, RUB Research School, Ruhr-Universität Bochum