Division 4.3 - Career Development

  Thilo Vogel

The Division of Career Development belongs to the Department of Research and Career in RWTH Aachen Central University Administration. The division supports scientists with their career development.



+49 241 80 99119



Our Responsibilities

We offer programs and individual advising and coaching services for the respective target groups. Our goal is to support doctoral candidates, post docs, junior researchers, and professors in developing their skills and abilities and to use them to shape the future. Our services our bundled into different competence centers and programs:


Center for Professional Leadership

The Center for Professional Leadership (CPL) offers programs for various target groups and faculty at different career stages. We support skills development in a number of career-relevant areas of competence.

With our Program for Researchers and Leaders, we support postdocs and science managers by offering seminars and workshops on topics such as leadership and management, networking, strategic career planning, and preparation for appointment processes.

Individual Mentoring and Coaching for Advanced Talents supplements the Program for Researchers and Leaders and is targeted at junior research group leaders and postdocs with honors and scholarships. We assist them in their career development and with attaining thier individual goals.

The Program for Professors is specifically designated for professors at RWTH Aachen. We offer internal and external coaching and further education opportunities to further develop your management and leadership skills.

Center for Doctoral Studies

The Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) is the central office for extracurricular qualifications for doctoral candidates. The CDS offers all doctoral candidates a comprehensive seminar program for expanding their transferable skills. As proof of all your achieved qualifications during your doctoral studies, the CDS issues you a doctorate supplement, that is given to you with your doctorate diploma. The CDS is advised and supported by a scientific advisory council.

Career Advising for Researchers

The development of your own career is extremely important no matter what phase of your academic career you are in. Aside from targeted career advising and mentoring from superiors the RWTH Aachen Division of Career Development offers its researchers an individual conversation to orient themselves in their personal career development.

Femtec Career Building Program

Femtec.Network is a joint career program from eleven partners who aim at preparing women from engineering and the natural sciences from the nine participating universities for management positions.



Name Contact
Barbara Göbbels M. A.
Phone: +49 241 80 99525

Center for Professional Leadership (CPL)
stellv. Abteilungsleiterin
Dipl.-Ing. Dagmar Grübler
Phone: +49 241 80 99120

Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS)
Geschäftsführerin CDS
Doris Frank M. A.
Phone: +49 241 80 94042

Thomas Czirnich M. A. Phone: +49 241 80 99527

Veranstaltungsmanagement & Controlling
Juliane Mühlenbruch Phone: +49 241 80 99119

Veranstaltungsmanagement & Sekretariat
Arnt Stöber Phone: +49 241 80 94413

Aktivitäten in der Personalentwicklung
Katrin Bardow M. A.
Dipl.-Betriebsw. Odile Clavery Phone: +49 241 80 99524

Dipl.-Kff. Alexandra Panofen Phone: +49 241 80 99526

studentische Hilfskräfte
Melina Loosen Phone: +49 241 80 94413

Johanna Ruppert
Susanne Saar Phone: +49 241 80 99154


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