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Welcome to Heine Research Academies

Heine Research Academies are a joint academic institution formed by the graduate academies of the faculties (iGRAD, medRSD and philGRAD) and the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO). Heine Research Academies are supporting your research work by a complementary program of transferable skills and workshops. We want to advance your career and training as an early career researcher. The graduate academies are open to doctoral students, postdocs and junior research group leaders as well as to supervisors of graduate research work that do research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

PhD Meetup Düsseldorf

Welcome! PhD Meetup Düsseldorf is intended to bring together past, present and future PhDs, like-minded people and other experts to improve their academic network. We meet regularly in a casual manner, have some drinks together and talk about any topic you may be interested in...more

Research and more

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Boost Your Research Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas

The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation offer start-up grants to fund promising research ideas by young scientists. Support is provided for projects in the fields of biochemical, neuroscience or immunological basic research with biomedical implications. The program is explicitly aimed at highly motivated young investigators who want to become independent researchers and pursue their own research ideas.

03.06.2020 HeRA Werkstatt:
Success factors for introverts and extroverts

The difference between introverted and extroverted characteristics appears in almost every personality test. However, hardly anyone knows what these characteristics specifically mean in daily life and communication. This is especially true for leadership strategies. The talk by Dr. Sylvia Löhken should help young leaders in academia learn how to best act and communicate with a wide range of personalities - while getting a better understanding for themselves. Every HHU researcher or interested...

NEW: third-party funding bonus for young HHU scientists

For each successfully acquired third-party-funded project of at least 100,000 €, young scientists at HHU receive a bonus of 5,000 € as a freely available budget. The programme is an incentive for the acquisition of third-party funding by young scientists. It is financed by the Strategic Research Fund (SFF) and applies to HHU's non-medical faculties.

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