Taking advantage of Heine Research Academies

The Heine Research Academies (HeRA) foster the education and training of young researchers at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU). Early stage researchers, Postdocs and Supervisors gain numerous strategic advantages by a membership of Heine Research Academies.

Benefits for doctoral researchers within the corresponding graduate academy:

  • Doctoral projects within transparent and binding rules with main and co-supervision based on international standards (currently separate guidelines in the Faculty of Medicine)
  • A faculty-specific curriculum generally comprising three workshops on key skills as well as the compulsory course on “Good Scientific Practice”
  • Support services and advice related to Doctoral Studies and career planning
  • Inter-faculty networking and exchange with other Doctoral Researchers

Benefits for postdocs

  • Specific further training courses (on career development and graduate supervision)
  • Inter-faculty networking and exchange with fellow Postdocs

Benefits for supervisors

  • Specific further training courses (e.g. graduate supervision)
  • Numerous auxiliary support and advice services on topics such as: job advertisements, Tutor Service for incoming international early stage researchers, development of graduate training programmes

Benefits for structured graduate training programmes:

  • Interdisciplinary networking of the structured programmes
  • Support and advice for the programme coordinators
  • Modern quality standards, transparent recruitment procedures
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