Young ResearchersCareer Paths and Continuing Education

Heidelberg University offers its junior scientists clearly structured career paths aimed at attracting and retaining young talent from the international marketplace.

Improving career opportunities

Junior scientists at Ruperto Carola can choose from four equivalent career tracks:

  • traditional habilitation
  • independent junior research group leader
  • junior professorship
  • tenure track professorship

Continuing education

With its “Auf dem Weg zur Professur” management programme, Heidelberg University offers selected young scientists a broad spectrum of educational opportunities that prepare them for university leadership and management responsibilities and support them in personal career planning and interdisciplinary network-building. Furthermore, young researchers at Heidelberg University can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities within the framework of the educational programme.