Qualification and Career Advising

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RWTH offers doctoral candidates, professors, postdocs, junior researchers, and science managers a comprehensive range of career and management development opportunities.


Center for Professional Leadership, CPL

The Center for Professional Leadership, CPL for short, is a central point of contact that supports staff in sustainably developing their leadership competencies. We also promote open, inspiring networking among your peers and work on individual issues with you. You are bound to find an offer that appeals to you from our portfolio of workshops, individual coaching, and inspiring and networking events.


Center for Young Academics, CYA

The Center for Young Academics, or CYA for short, is the central point of contact for information, career development, and networking for doctoral candidates, postdocs, and advanced talents at RWTH. Here, we closely advise and support early-career researchers along their career path, from the doctoral stage to the postdoc period through to the professorship.


Doctoral Academy

The RWTH Doctoral Academy – formerly known as the Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS – offers doctoral candidates a wide range of transversal skills development courses as well as coaching and advising for systematic career planning. Besides acquiring subject-specific skills, we consider one of our central tasks to be supporting your career development on an individual level, tailored to your personal talents and specific life phase.


Postdoc Academy

The RWTH Postdoc Academy is the central point of contact for you if you have completed your doctorate and are now in your postdoc phase.

We support you in achieving scientific excellence and independence, making important career decisions, networking with other postdocs, and gaining targeted interdisciplinary qualifications.


Center for Staff Development, CSD

At the Center for Staff Development, CSD for short, postdocs and science managers can professionalize their key competencies in a wide range of subject-specific and interdisciplinary areas. Together with technical and administrative employees, you will benefit from our wide range of workshops, counseling, individual coaching, networking, and exchange formats, as well as support for department-specific needs.