Program for Professors

  Two RWTH Professors in Discussion Thilo Vogel

The aim of CPL's Program for Professors is to support RWTH professors with assuming and managing their position as researchers, teachers and executives. The Starter Kits initiative supports newly appointed professors in getting to know academic life and research activities at the university.


Dagmar Grübler


Dagmar Grübler

Program Coordinator


+49 241 80 99120



In accordance with the University's guidelines for staff development we offer you a seminar program that addresses the everyday challenges faced by professors and which we are confident will meet your individual needs.

The program offers seminars and workshops (de) dealing with various leadership and management topics. All events will be presented by high-profile instructors with experience in the university sector, in an exclusive atmosphere and providing good working conditions as well as opportunities to network with colleagues.


As part of the Starter Kits program, there are annual special events for newly appointed professors, such as the Welcome Workshop with the Rector and the Chancellor of RWTH Aachen, and seminars on topics such as rights & duties, leadership at RWTH Aachen, team development, and acquisition of external funding.

Furthermore, you have the opportunity to participate in personal coaching sessions in order to discuss questions concerning your professional role or finding your way into your new job. We also offer support in the arena of team building, e.g. by organizing a strategy day or a team building session. If you are interested in these offers, please contact Ms. from the Center for Professional Leadership.

If you would like to participate in a teaching & learning coaching session or are interested in continuing education in the arena of teaching and learning, please get in touch with ExAct, the Center of Excellence in Academic Teaching.


External Links

  • DHV Seminar Program

    Overview of seminars offered by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (link in German).  

  • ZWM - Center for Science & Research Management Speyer

    The further education opportunities offered by the ZMW are targetd at science managers as well as researchers in all disciplines who take on management roles. Please note that the ZMW website is in German.