Professional Development Program

Junior researchers at DRS benefit from the Professional Development Program which offers excellent training and education to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Junior researchers at DRS benefit from the Professional Development Program which offers excellent training and education to achieve their academic and professional goals. Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher

The core of structured doctoral education is conceived as a professional experience acquired through the management of an original research project.  Professional skills are complementary to disciplinary knowledge and will enhance the doctoral or postdoctoral researcher’s ability to be successful in the transition from academic to work life.

See Professional Development Program

Junior researchers at Dahlem Research School benefit from a wide range of resources to enhance their academic performance and achieve their professional goals.

The Professional Development Program is designed to complement the doctoral program’s academic curriculum and to provide doctoral and postdoctoral researchers with the tools necessary

  • to succeed in their research project
  • to enhance their competencies and maximize their potential, and
  • to prepare for a career in high-level international research, or as expert advisors, in academia or beyond.

The Professional Development Program is based on the broader conception of doctoral education that Training, Coaching and Mentoring will be relevant to future careers.  

Through a series of workshops, seminars and discussion panels the course program focusses on the following two components:

  • Transferable Skills Training enhancing Academic Performance and Management Competencies
  • Career Development

Our Open Door Talks address all junior researchers of Freie Universität.