organisation & structures

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

The central target of the Graduate Academy is the support and promotion of early career researchers of the University of Rostock. The range of services comprises the qualification program, funding opportunities for the participation in external qualification courses, travel allowances and diverse networking opportunities. Additionally, the Graduate Academy is the point of contact for all questions and issues that arise during the doctoral studies or the postdoc phase. We consider support, advice and information as our elementary base. We focus on the needs of our target group - early career researchers.

The Graduate Council is the Graduate Academy´s central body for a long-term, strategic and conceptional development of funding early career researchers. Via the Graduate Council, the Graduate Academy is interconnected with professors and early career researchers on a university-wide basis. The Graduate Council accompanies and supports the faculties in their efforts to develop and customize the conditions of promotion and habilitaition continuously. A particular concern of the members of the Graduate Council is the improvement of the individual academic supervision of doctoral candidates.


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
Dr. Uta Ziegler Graduate School Lehrer*innenbildung uta.ziegler(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
Dr. Katharina Fürholzer 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
Anna Poser Graduate School CRC 652 anna.poser(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Nadine Berger Collaborative Research Center within the CRC 1270 IRTG.ELAINE(at)med.uni-rostock(dot)de
External Network Partners
Netzwerk Norddeutscher Graduierteneinrichtungen