Welcome to the Graduate Academy
The Graduate Academy is the central coordinating body for all support services related to general advising, professional and academic development and financial assistance for doctoral candidates at Heidelberg University. On our website, you will find information about pursuing a doctoral degree at the University, about the courses offered by the Graduate Academy, about sources of funding for doctoral candidates as well as many other relevant topics.
The Graduate Academy is also the first point of contact for University professors and researchers who wish to create new training opportunities and programs for doctoral candidates.
NEW! How (and Why) to Become a Doctoral Candidate – Reception and Information Session for Master’s Students – June 25, 2019
Registration deadline: June 22, 2019
Current News and Events
Primers for PreDocs – Intercultural Awareness-Vorträge am 26. Juni 2019
Zu unseren Vorträgen zum Thema "Intercultrual Awareness", die am 26. Juni 2019 zwischen 11 und 13 Uhr stattfinden, laden wir alle Mitglieder der Universität Heidelberg sowie der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg herzlich ein. Bitte melden Sie sich online oder per E-Mail an firstname.lastname@example.org an!
Veranstaltung: 26. Juni 2019 – Intercultural Awareness
- 11 Uhr: Intercultural Awareness (1), Dr. Thomas Schmidtgall, Universität des Saarlandes – zur Anmeldung
- +++ Fällt leider aus. Nachholtermin Herbst 2019. +++ 12 Uhr: Intercultural Awareness (2) - Ihr habt die Uhren, wir haben die Zeit - Hintergründe zu kulturelle Unterschieden zwischen Arabern und Deutschen, Samer Tannous und Gerd Hachmöller, DER SPIEGEL – zur Anmeldung
Primers for PreDocs – Strategien für eine erfolgreiche Promotion im Sommer 2019
We present selected strategies for a successful doctorate every Wednesday from 11 am until 1 pm in our lecture series "Primers for PreDocs".
Next event: June 19, 2019 – Leadership
- 11 am: Leadership, Dr. Sonja Diekmann, BCC Diekmann – registration
- 12 am: Führung und Geschlecht, lecture in German, Prof. Dr. Paulina Jedrzejczyk, Hochschule der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Mannheim – registration
+++ Places available +++ Seminar Program June 2019!
Dear doctoral candidates,
in June we still have some places available in the following workshops:
Einführung in den gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und die Patentrecherche (in German) (June 18, 2019, 10 am–4 pm) Registration
Make sure to register quickly!
+++ Workshop "Academic writing in English for doctoral students" on June 24, 2019 +++
The next workshop on "Academic Writing in English for doctoral students" will take place on
June 24, 2019, 3–5 pm, room 340
Registration and contact:
National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps): Announcement of a Doctoral Survey of Heidelberg University and DZHW
Heidelberg University and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) will be soon conducting a joint survey on doctoral conditions and plans for the professional future as well as the general personal circumstances of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders. For more informatione please see:[more]
Information by the rectorate and the Doctoral Students's Office:
Dear doctoral students,
Heidelberg University and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) will be soon conducting a joint survey on doctoral conditions and plans for the professional future as well as the general personal circumstances of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders.
It is the first survey of the National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps), a longitudinal study about doctoral candidates and doctorate holders (www.nacaps.de). You can find further information, as well as good reasons to participate, on the project homepage at www.nacaps.de/teilnahme.
You will shortly receive an email from us with an invitation to take part in this online survey. We cordially invite you to participate in this scientific study. Only if as many doctoral candidates and doctorate holders as possible take part in the survey, it will be possible to gain a representative picture of the doctoral conditions specifically at Heidelberg University and in Germany in general.
If you have any questions about the study, please get in touch directly with the following Nacaps staff members:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University
Anke Roesel, Head of Doctoral Students‘ Office of Heidelberg University
E-Learning Courses in the summer semester 2019 – Registration is now open!
This summer we are offering a wide range of E-Learning courses - please register on our website, if you are interested in obtaining a license for any of these courses![more]