Qualification and Career Advising

  Man giving a presentation © Thilo Vogel

RWTH Aachen offers doctoral candidates, professors, postdocs, junior researchers, and science managers a comprehensive offering of qualification measures for career and management development.


Center for Professional Leadership, CPL

The Center for Professional Leadership, CPL for short, provides professors, postdocs, research staff, and research managers with continuing education opportunities, such as seminars, workshops, and individual coachings. In this way, they receive support with managing their positions as researchers, instructors, and executives.

Doctoral Academy

The RWTH Doctoral Academy – formerly known as the Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS – offers doctoral students a wide range of transversal skills development courses as well as coaching and advising for systematic career planning. 

In every stage of one's academic path, it is important to consider the development of one's career in general. In addition to career advising and mentoring provided by university teachers and senior researchers, the RWTH Aachen Division of Career Development offers researchers the opportunity to participate in an individually tailored orientation session to further support them in their personal career development.