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Liaison Office Cairo supports postdocs

How to jumpstart your career in Germany/at FU Berlin

Apr 12, 2021

Hoda El-Mahgoub, Cairo Liaison Office

Hoda El-Mahgoub, Cairo Liaison Office
Image Credit: Cairo Liaison Office

On 23rd and 24th March 2021, the Cairo Liaison Office of Freie Universität Berlin, Philipps-Universität Marburg and Technische Universität Berlin jointly hosted the workshop “Your Postdoc Career in Germany - Opportunities for Outstanding Scientists” in its third edition.

Prestigious institutions such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt, the Max-Planck Alumni Association Egypt, the Orient Institute Beirut and the Technische Universität München were invited to give first-hand information about the various funding opportunities and the programs and services they offer.

The participating scholars were able to benefit from panel discussions and designated presentations that offered valuable tips and hints on how to pursue a postdoc career in an international and competitive system. With presentations on the concept of “Leadership for postdocs in Germany” and what it means to “Design and manage research projects in Germany” the postdoc scholars from Egypt and the wider region were granted an all-around package that enables them to jumpstart their careers. A current postdoc fellow from the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies of Freie Universität Berlin, introduced the possibility of a postdoc career at a graduate school - an option that is known very little among postdoc scholars of the region.

Most of the questions asked resolved around the topic of funding, how to contact a host successfully and how to find the right professor or the right research institution in general. The representatives of the invited institutions as well as the Liaison Office Cairo were happy to clear many inquiries and continue the conversation beyond the workshop.

Should you have any further questions or would like to participate in the next workshop, please do not hesitate to contact the head of Freie Universität’s Liaison Office Cairo Hoda El Mahgoub: hoda.elmahgoub@fu-berlin.de