Career for ResearchersThilo Vogel
As part of its Institutional Stategy RWTH Aachen aims to be a "place to be," a place that makes top research and teaching possible and supports scientists with discovering and living up to their full potential.
By depicting structured and transparent career paths, RWTH Aachen offers its junior researchers a suitable framework for career development and highlights possible career goals both within and ouside of the University.
To help its scientists achieve these career goals the University offers them attractive opportunities to develop their skills. The continuing education offers are oriented towards the fields of action in RWTH's Guidelines for the Human Resources Development Concept "Inspire, Empower, Initiate."
Center for Doctoral Studies – CDS
The Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS for short, is the central office for the comprehensive qualification of doctoral candidates. Particular value is placed on methodological and social skills, that is professional skills, and support for career orientation.
Center for Professional Leadership – CPL
The Center for Professional Leadership, CPL for short, assists scientists at all points of their career after their doctoral studies with all career and management qualifications. With a comprehensive offer of continuing education opportunities, seminars, workshops, coachings, and mentoring programs, postdocs, mid-level academic staff, science managers, and (junior) professors receive support with mastering their demanding responsibilities and developing their careers.