Welcome at the Graduate Academy at Hamburg University of Technology

The aim of the Graduate Academy for Technology and Innovation at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is to offer early-stage researchers an ideal environment in which they can develop in accordance with their individual requirements into independent, sustainable, pre-eminent research scientists.

In coordination with the academic entities and involving existing offerings, the Graduate Academy is an umbrella facility for all PhD candidates and postdocs at the TUHH, irrespective of their qualification contexts. It bundles information, offers consultation, has generic qualification offers at the ready, and thereby offers added value for early-stage researchers at the TUHH and their supervisors.

Offers for doctoral students and postdocs

The Graduate Academy for Technology and Innovation is your central point of contact within TUHH. It advises you on all generic issues that arise in the context of your doctorate or during the postdoc phase. With workshops and trainings, information events and networking activities, the Graduate Academy supports you in developing and expanding your generic competences (so-called transferable skills) and in planning your next career steps. In addition to interdisciplinarity and diversity, questions of achieving a balance between family life and career or science also play a role here.

You can find specific event information and dates in the events section. The range of topics includes workshops on project management skills, leadership and negotiation skills, presentation techniques and subject-specific language, as well as workshops on strategic career planning and self-marketing in science.



Offers for professors und coordinators

When applying for and implementing coordinated programs to foster young scientists, third-party funders such as the DFG and BMBF increasingly stipulate that doctoral candidates not only enjoy excellent subject-specific training, but are also given the opportunity to take advantage of generic offers to enhance career-relevant skills so that they can develop into scientific personalities at the highest international level. The teaching of so-called transferable skills is thus becoming increasingly important in the training of young scientists.

The Graduate Academy for Technology and Innovation advises you in the application process for research training groups and other programs for the promotion of young scientists with regard to the design of generic components and gender-relevant issues or measures for the targeted promotion of young female scientists. It also supports you in the concrete design, organization and implementation of such measures.

Would you like to be regularly updated on our program and on general topics that are of interest to young scientists? Then sign up for our newsletter!

It will be sent out four times a year via the WiMi mailing list of TUHH. All other persons interested can register via this registration form.


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