The Graduate Academy

The Graduate Academy of the University of Tübingen is dedicated to promoting junior researchers. It is the umbrella organization for the graduate academies of the faculties, through which it also integrates the university’s doctoral training programs and doctoral training networks.

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Target Groups

Doctoral candidates

Doctoral candidates are admitted to the Graduate Academy by applying for (and gaining) acceptance as a doctoral candidate by their faculty. In this way, the faculty confirms their eligibility as a doctoral candidate. For more information, please consult the doctoral degree regulations of your faculty or visit the ILIAS Gateway.

Postdoctoral researchers aspiring to a tenured professorship

As a rule, postdoctoral scholars verify that they are members of the university by presenting an employment contract. Postdoctoral researchers from partner institutions contact us directly.

Tasks and Goals

The Graduate Academy works to improve the quality of support and training for junior researchers through

  1. information and transparency
  2. qualification of doctoral researchers for an academic career as well as for professions outside the university
  3. promotion of interdisciplinary networking among doctoral candidates
  4. quality assurance

A further goal is to make the university more attractive for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from Germany and abroad.

The Graduate Academy actively promotes equal opportunities for women and men in fulfilling all of its tasks and regards this goal as an overall guiding principle of its work.

The Graduate Academy advises faculties/departments, institutions/projects funded by the excellence strategy and doctoral programs on the promotion of early career researchers, on good supervision and on different career paths

Graduate Academy’s ILIAS Gateway​​​​​​​

Are you a doctoral candidate or postdoctoral researcher interested in … finding information? … gaining transdisciplinary qualifications? … networking with your peers?

⇒ We invite you to visit the Graduate Academy’s ILIAS Gateway