Planning your research career in Germany

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Germany is among the most innovative countries and attaches great importance to networking and excellence. It is a research community shaped by universities, research institutions and extensive research by industry. The research covers a broad range of different fields with special focus on future-oriented topics and it warmly welcomes international researchers to start or continue their research in Germany. 

Watch the recording of our online talk and get practical tips on planning your research career in Germany, like: 

-living & working in Germany
-visa & legal issues
-the admission process  

Event details:

Online talk: Planning your research career in Germany
Thursday, December 9, 2021
2-3 pm CET

Hosted by: Sina Bremer, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr. Alexander Schwarzkopf, Coordinator International Mobility at the Graduate Academy of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is part of society. It is committed to the freedom of research and teaching and contributes to shaping the future by providing solutions for society’s grand challenges through science and education. With the cluster of excellence "Balance of the Microverse" the university is successful in the German Excellence Strategy Programme. The Graduate Academy of Friedrich Schiller University Jena is the university's central institution for all doctoral researchers and postdocs. It offers them broad service in all interdisciplinary matters and supports them in and between all career phases: from Bachelor and Master to their way to a professorship, into science management or into professional fields in economy and society. At the same time, the Graduate Academy is working on the implementation of university-wide quality standards, for example by developing recommendations and guidelines. The Graduate Academy is also the umbrella institution for the structured doctoral programmes, which can become member institutions of the Graduate Academy and thus be subject to quality assurance.
University of Jena homepage
Uni Jena - Graduate Academy

Jessica Greis-Mills, Welcome Center for International Researchers, University of Bonn
The University of Bonn is a globally respected and international research university with a clear academic profile and defined fields of excellence in research. Some indicators of the success of Bonn’s researchers include two Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, numerous Leibniz Prizes and other academic honors as well as third-party funds amounting to about 154 million euros, which are raised each year in stiff competition with other researchers. As of 2019, the University of Bonn has six Clusters of Excellence - more than any other German university and is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany.
The Welcome Center is the central service point at the University of Bonn for international postdocsvisiting researchers and professors. They provide advice and practical support so you get off to a good start in Bonn. 
University of Bonn homepage
Welcome Center for International Researchers

Danijela Estermann-Pavlica, Marketing and Study in Germany Advisor,
DAAD Information Centre Belgrade
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an association of German institutions of higher education and their student bodies and one of the most important funding organisations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, the DAAD has supported more than 2.6 million academics in Germany and abroad. It relies on a strong organisational structure, a worldwide network of partners and alumni and a motivated staff of over 900 employees.
DAAD network
In practically every corner of the world, DAAD employees share their expertise and ensure that international experience from many different perspectives is channelled into their projects. The DAAD relies on a network of Regional Offices, Information Centres and Information Points in more than 60 countries.
DAAD homepage 
DAAD network 
DAAD Information Centre Belgrade 

Stefan Damjancevic, doctoral candidate at the Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications Systems, TU Dresden
The objective of the Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications Systems at the TU Dresden is to carry out leading-edge research to advance wireless communications technology and solve industry relevant problems related to next generation wireless systems. Thorough fundamental research as well as close industry co-operations are key to the success of our projects.
The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest “Technische Universitäten” in Germany and one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. As a full-curriculum university with 17 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 124 disciplines and covers a wide research spectrum. Its focuses Health Sciences, Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Smart Materials & Structures, Energy, Mobility & Environment as well as Culture & Societal Change are considered exemplary in Germany and throughout Europe.
Vodafone Chair-TU Dresden
Technische Universität Dresden


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