Who we are

The graduate academies in the HHU’s faculties, the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf (iGRAD) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Medical Research School Düsseldorf (medRSD) of the Faculty of Medicine and the Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (philGRAD) together with the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center form an alliance called Heine Research Academies (HeRA) Heine Research Academies fosters the education and training of young researchers at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU).

The graduate academy’s objectives are above all:

  • To foster graduate education throughout the University in the framework of internationally recognized quality standards
  • To strengthen the interdisciplinarity and internationalization of graduate education
  • To provide a cross-disciplinary education and training programme
  • To support young researchers in their career development
  • To foster qualification and vocational training of Postdocs at HHU
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