Career in science

Doctorate - a good idea

A scientific career is no longer based on classical patterns, but can include many different ways. This range of development options begins with the choice of the type of promotion. To give you an overview in the confusion of scientific career, we have put together the following useful links for you ...

>> DFG: Promovieren - eine gute Idee
>> DFG: Wissenschaftliche Karriere - während der Promotion
>> Hochschulkompass: Promotion in Deutschland
>> Kisswin: Karriewege in der Wissenschaft
>> Research in Germany - Warum Promovieren in Deutschland

Scientific career at the University of Rostock

Scientific career at the University of Rostock

The University of Rostock offers different paths for the promotion of young researchers and supports doctoral candidates and young scientists with information points, newsletters and overviews: 

>> Research service at the Rostock University

>> Service for young academics at the Rostock University 

The Graduate Academy is a central service facility and coordinating office for the optimal promotion of doctoral students and postdocs. It offers advice and information for junior scientists. In addition, the Graduate Academy organizes a transdisciplinary training program for doctoral students and doctoral students as well as for young scientists.

The Research Service of the University of Rostock publishes a regular newsletter on research funding and accompanies the application process for funding scientific projects.

International Science Career

International Science Career

 >> DAAD Link-Tipps

In the database of the DAAD you will find further links sorted by regions, disciplines and other topics and thus information about individual countries, universities, subjects.

>> EURAXESS Researchers in Motion

The EURAXESS network offers links, jobs and other information for your academic career in Europe.


Job boards for the scientific career

Job boards for the scientific career The career portal for science and research. for doctoral candidates, post docs, professors, junior professors, research and development staff and academic staff
duz Portal of the German independent German university newspaper. With job market for scientists
EURAXESS Researchers in Motion European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it .
Hochschulkompass University Compass Database with information on German universities, contact persons of international departments as well as doctoral possibilities in Germany.

Workshop: "Hello Doc!" - Doctorate with plan

The workshop to prepare your doctorate

If you want to do a doctorate, you have a lot of questions. Our Workshop offer for you to the graduation decision and in preparation for a graduation would like to give you an overview on a phase of life, which should be well prepared. Therefore, the following topics are covered:

  • Motivational reasons and initial situations
  • working and living conditions
  • Potential topic
  • The search for a suitable caregiver
  • Financial and time management
  • And last but not least: What is a structured PhD? 

The seminar should help you to find a start in the introductory phase, offers an exchange of experiences and the opportunity to develop ways and strategies together.

Current dates can be found in our competence promotion.