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Competence School

Today, young scientists need both to engage in excellent research and possess a variety of additional qualifications, in order to succeed. The Research Academy Leipzig offers doctoral researchers and postdocs training in key skills through its Workshop Programme at the Competence School. These interdisciplinary workshops prepare doctoral researchers and postdocs for a career both inside and outside of academia.

The Competence School offers a broad range of programmes aimed specifically at promoting young researchers during their qualification phase. For postdocs, there are events explicitly designed to, among other things, assist them in preparing for professorships or occupations in scientific management, business, and society.

In the Competence School we work together with a large number of qualified lecturers.

In cooperation with interDaF and the Employee Education Centre of Leipzig University, we also offer international doctoral researchers the opportunity to learn German and improve their language skills.

Through our seminar series "Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis", we offer an annual multi-day seminar on an interdisciplinary topic. This annual seminar is designed for Leipzig University doctoral researchers and postdocs from all disciplines interested in interdisciplinary topics and exchange.

Our biannual training program "Sicherheit in der Gentechnik" (in German only) offers natural scientists the opportunity to be certified in biological safety as project managers and agents.

In addition to the Research Academy, there are a wide range of qualification opportunities for doctoral researchers and postdocs in Leipzig, within the university network and beyond.


Juliane Rein

E-Mail or +49 341 97-37184