organisation & structures

The university-wide Graduate Academy is a central service and coordination point for early career researchers.

The Graduate Council is the Graduate Academy´s center for a long-term, strategic and conceptional development of funding young academics. Via the Graduate Council, the Graduate Academy is interconnected with professors and young academics. Via the Graduate Council, the Gradutate Academy accompanies and supports the faculties in their efforts to develop and customize the conditions of promotion and habilitaition. A particular concern of all members of the Graduate Council is the improvement of the individual, academic supervision of the doctorates.

The qualifying program serves the interdisciplinary qualification of young academics and is optimized and revised constantly.

The range of service includes not only qualification programmes but also sponsorship measures for participation in external qualification measures and participation in conferences (travel allowance).

Via their network, the Graduate Academy supports young academics in their efforts to establish university-wide scientific exchange. Moreover, the Graduate Academy is a contact point in case of any questions of problems concerning young academics.


The Graduate Academy maintains intensive contact towards the coordinators of Graduate Institutions. As a university-wide institution, the Graduate Academy sees itself as an important interface. Biannual meetings serve the coordination of intended qualification measures. The aim is to use available resources rationally and goal-oriented and to increase the added value for young academics.

The contact to partner institutions within the university supports the goal-oriented development of a joint and interdisciplinary program across institutions as precondition to the development of ideal and comprehensive profiles of young academics.

External network partners support national and international exchange about current demands and challenges of funding young academics. The aim of the Graduate Academy is the ongoing development and adjustment of the promotion of young researchers to international standards such as the development of own innovative funding concepts.

Coordinators of Graduate Institutions
Dr. Martin Sperling Research Training Group "Baltic Transcoast" baltic.transcoast(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Tobias Götze Graduate School "Deutungsmacht" deutungsmacht(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Ivonne Driesner Graduate School Lehrer*innenbildung ivonne.driesner(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Dr. Susanne Radloff Department "Life, Light and Matter" of the Interdisciplinary Faculty llm(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Dr. Heike Link Department "Maritime Systems" of the Interdisciplinary Faculty mts(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Antonia Kowe Department "Ageing of Individuals and Society" of the Interdisciplinary Faculty agis(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Inga Bork Department "Knowledge - Culture - Transformation" of the Interdisciplinary Faculty wkt(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Ivette Döring KarriereWegeMentoring ivette.doering(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Dr. Carsten Mönnig Graduate School of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock carsten.moennig(at)wissenschaftscampus-rostock(dot)de
N.N. Graduate School CRC 652  
Nadine Berger Collaborative Research Center within the CRC 1270 IRTG.ELAINE(at)med.uni-rostock(dot)de
External Network Partners
Netzwerk Norddeutscher Graduierteneinrichtungen