RWTH Advanced Talents Hub

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The RWTH Advanced Talents Hub is an exclusive network for junior professors, independent junior research group leaders, and postdocs with special awards and fellowships.

Our goal is to provide you with optimal support in developing your scientific career. For this purpose, we have created a special portfolio of continuing education offerings, consulting services, and networking opportunities. Our programs and resources have been designed I particular to help you on your career journey towards becoming a professor.

Furthermore, our offerings will equip you with leadership and management competencies. We are happy to assist you in reflecting your professional and personal development and to help plan the next steps to achieving your professional goals.


Continuing Education

As a member of the Advanced Talents Hub of RWTH, you have access to the exclusive staff development programs offered by the Center for Professional Leadership to help you expand your skills in a number of relevant areas of competence. In addition, you are welcome to choose among the trainings offered by the Postdoc Academy and the Workshops for Professors.


Individual Coaching

Discuss and reflect on your specific personal questions and current professional challenges – for instance, regarding an appointment procedure – in an individualized one-on-one session with an experienced coach from the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, DHV.

Book your two-hour-long intensive coaching session here.



You can greatly benefit from a mentoring relationship as you progress in your academic career. Experienced researchers (mentors) are here to help early-career researchers (mentees) develop their professional and personal goals, plan their careers and map out strategic steps.

Find out more about mentoring here.



Our close partnerships with Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Cologne offer you an excellent opportunity to discuss career paths and network with other researchers at our annually held Advanced Talents Days.


Further Offers for Advanced Talents at RWTH

Career Paths of Early-Career Researchers at RWTH

The promotion of early-career researchers and making attractive career paths available is a particular concern of the University. Utilize our orientation sessions to plan your next step in your academic career.

Appointments at RWTH

The RWTH appointment management team of Division 8.5 of the Human Resources Department is happy to provide you with a broad spectrum of information regarding appointments at RWTH, the appointment procedure, and current job postings for professors at RWTH Aachen University.

Tenure Track Appointment Process at RWTH

The tenure track professorships are an essential pillar of RWTH’s appointment strategy, helping the University to attract promising young researchers. Division 8.5 – Appointment Management is responsible for coordinating and supporting the tenure track process. The team will be happy to advise and support you regarding any questions you might have about the tenure track process or tenure evaluation.


Good to Know

Research Funding

The team of Division 4.2 – Management of Third Party Funds is there to assist you through their External Funding Portal and offers you support with the acquisition, quality assurance, and management of external funding – from the intial idea right through to the management of large-scale projects.

Inventions, Patents, and Startups

The IP Management team of the RWTH Division of Technology Transfer, working in close cooperation with RWTH Innovation GmbH, will be happy to support you in the inventing and patenting process.

Research Data Management

For researchers to have third-party funding approved, proof of structured data management during and after completing the research project is becoming increasingly important, but there are also many advantages beyond this. Learn all about Research Data Management at RWTH here.

Center for Teaching and Learning Services at RWTH Aachen University

The RWTH Center for Teaching and Learning Services pools the Excellent Academic Teaching unit ExAcT, the Media for Teaching unit MfL, the , the Self Assessment tool SAM, the Aachen Mentoring Model AMM, and the Student Lifecycle Support team SLB under one roof. Together, we offer a wide range of services to improve study conditions and teaching quality at RWTH.