Virtual Advanced Talents Days 2020

  Visitors to the 2018 Advanced Talent Day Copyright: Erim Giresunlu

This year's Advanced Talents Days will be held on June 16 and 17, 2020, titled "Get Ready for a Professorship – Application and Self-Marketing in Times of Corona." For the first time, the lectures and workshops will be held in a virtual format online.


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For those who have decided to pursue an academic career, there are certainly many challenges ahead.

The path to a professorship is known to take a long time and is fraught with uncertainty.

Do you sometimes wonder if you are on the right path, are unsure about how to apply and prepare for the selection process, and how to create an effective self-marketing strategy?

We cordially invite you to the fifth edition of the Advanced Talents Days, where you can learn more about the following topics in online lectures and remote workshops:

Date Time Topic Language Speaker
June 16, 2020 1.30 to 3.30pm

Die erfolgreiche Bewerbung auf eine Professur

German Katharina Lemke
German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
June 16, 2020 3:30 to 4:15pm Keynote
Assessment Center in Academia
English Dr. Martin Mann
Berlin Social Science Center
June 17, 2020 9 to 10:30am Workshop
Is there Life after Academia? Time to Talk About the So-called Plan B
English Dr. Wiebke Deimann
Trainer und Coach
June 17, 2020 11 to 12:15pm Virtual World Café
Challenges and Chances for Career Planning in the Corona Crisis
German and English

Hosted by Sascha Förster
University of Cologne

June 17, 2020 1 bis 2:30pm Workshop
Reach Out: Communicating Your Science to the Media and the Public
English Frieda Berg
Communications & Marketing
University of Cologne
June 17, 2020 3 to 4:30pm Workshop
Successful Application for a Professorship
English Katharina Lemke
German Association of University Professors and Lecturers

In order to register for lectures and workshops, please visit the website of the University of Cologne:

Virtual Advanced Talents Day – Registration

An overview of the key information
When? June 16 and 17, 2020, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Virtual lectures and workshops

Registration The registration link and a detailed agenda will be announced shortly!
Further Information The event is organized by RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with the University of Cologne