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International Postdocs

The Graduate Center supports international postdocs by offering tailored advice, interdisciplinary qualification, and networking services in English. It also offers a platform to make many other international programs within the TU Dortmund visible to incoming postdoctoral researchers.

International postdocs face specific challenges. TU Dortmund University supports them in many ways - for example, with a qualification program and advice services in English, as well as with the Research Explorer Ruhr.

Bunde Weltkarte, im Zentrum Europa, auf der ein schwarzer Reisepass sowie eine silberne Kompaktkamera liegen © Pam Patterson​/​Pixabay

Services of the Graduate Center

  • Advice: We offer postdoctoral career advice services in English. The focus is on the needs of international postdocs and the peculiarities of the German university system.
  • Qualification : Every semester we offer transferable skills workshops in English, e.g. on how to write a successful research proposal, on academic writing, or on leadership skills.
  • Research Explorer Ruhr With the Research Explorer Ruhr program, TU Dortmund University offers international postdocs in the first year after their doctorate a two-week stay at TU Dortmund University in order to initiate a longer research stay. During the stay, you can deepen the contact to a suitable teaching area, and we will inform you about funding possibilities for a longer stay.

International Affairs / International Office

The International Office supports international scientists with a wide range of services at every stage of their stay:

  • Welcome Service
  • Advice on non-academic matters such as language courses, networking, professional integration
  • Handling of deregistration/departure

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