Do you have any requests or suggestions for the Graduate Academy workshop program? Please feel free to contact us!

The third German Postdoc Appreciation Week will take place from September 16-20, 2024. Stay informed here:


Dr. Susanne Elpers
Officer for Early Career Researchers with a focus on Postdocs and Equal Opportunities

+49 (0)441-798 2939

Dr. Julia Anna Matz
Officer for Early Career Researchers  with a focus on Doctoral Candidates and International Issues

+49 (0)441-798 4286

Dr. Sandra Wienand
Officer for Early Career Researchers  with a focus on Doctoral Candidates and International Issues

+49 (0)441-798 2914


Sabine Osterkamp

+49 (0)441-7984628

5 Coaching programmes

Peer Coaching Programmes for experienced PhDs, Postdocs, Junior Research Group Leaders, Assistant Professors, and newly appointed Professors

With the coaching programmes the Graduate Academy seeks to address the specific requirements of individuals in different career phases, and to support doctoral researchers postdocs and young professors at the University of Oldenburg (UOL) in the best way possible.

Since winter term 2019/20 the Graduate Academy also offers a peer coaching programme in English language in order to meet the needs of international early career researchers at the UOL. All programme lines have a duration of six months and will be run every two years.

Programme 1 „Karriere mit Promotion: Wirtschaft oder Wissenschaft?“ (in German language) targets postdocs and experienced doctoral researchers and focusses on the planning and development of careers within and outside academia. The next round starts in April 2023. Registration will be possible from autumn 2022.

Programme 2 „Führen und Betreuen“ (in German language) targets experienced postdocs, junior research group leaders, assistant professors, and newly appointed professors and focusses on developing expertise in managing and supervising. The next round starts in the winter term 2022/23. Registration will be possible from spring 2022.

Programme 3 „Making a Career after the Postdoc“ (in English language) targets mainly international doctoral researchers in the final phase of their PhD and international postdocs but is also open to German participants who are comfortable with the sole working language of the programme being English. The first cycle of the programme started in the winter term 2019/20. The next cycle will start in the winter term 2023/24. Registration will be possible from spring 2023.

All programmes are based on the principle of peer coachings, meaning that the participants also meet outside the workshops in order to network beyond the borders of their scientific specialization and in order to further develop the contents of the workshops and coaching sessions.

It is not possible to only book parts of the programmes, meaning that attendance at all scheduled workshops is expected. For further information please contact .

Online registration is possible on the website of the respective programme.

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