Advanced Talents Day 2022



+49 241 80 90221



Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:30am to 4:30pm


Scientific reputation is key when pursuing a career in academia. In this respect, it is becoming increasingly important to be visible as an expert in the scientific community and to communicate your research effectively.

Our speakers will focus on developments in science communication, self-marketing and current research assessment reforms regarding the career path to a professorship. Aspects of equal opportunities in science and academia are also taken into account.

Furthermore, we will discuss individual career paths and responsibility in research.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to obtain information about various career paths and strategies on the way to a professorship, participate in discussions or Q&A Sessions and network with other researchers of RWTH Aachen University, the University of Cologne and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Time Agenda Item
9 to 9:30am Arrival
9:30 to 10am Welcome and Introduction
10 to 11am Science Communication and Self-Marketing as a Key in Career Planning
11:30am to 12 noon Growing Into Leading a Group
12:05 to 12:45pm Equal Opportunities in Reasearch and Academia
1:45 to 3:15pm

Introductory Talk and Q&A Sessions

  • German Academic System
  • Preparing for the Professorial Appointment rocedure and Evaluation Process (Workshop in German)
  • What is responsibility in Research?
4 to 6pm Afternoon Event and Networking



Super C
RWTH Aachen
Templergraben 57
52062 Aachen

Target Group

This event is primarily aimed at excellent (early-career) researchers who are pursuing a professorship.

This includes:

  • Junior professors both with or without a tenure track
  • Junior research group leaders
  • Experienced Postdocs


The link to the online registration form will be published soon.