Promoting Young Researchers
Heidelberg University places particular importance on research-oriented teaching and excellently structured doctoral programmes in the training of young researchers and the advancement of outstanding young researchers.
Nurturing the careers of young academics is one of the central strategic target areas at Heidelberg University. The aim is to optimally prepare young academics for a career within or outside academia, to attract the best global talents and to position Heidelberg University to its best advantage among international competitors.
The Graduate Academy is the central coordinating body for all support services related to general advising, professional and academic development and financial assistance for doctoral candidates at Heidelberg University.
heiDOCS is developed as an integral quality programme for the promotion of doctoral students and young researchers at Heidelberg University. It aims to establish and consolidate a vivid quality culture in the supervision of doctoral students and postdocs.
Career 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.
Tenure Track Professorship
Heidelberg University ratified a binding resolution that approx. 10% of its professorships are to be permanently filled in a regulated procedure for endorsing junior professors. This will establish tenure track as an equivalent career path towards a full professorship.
Research Projects and Institutions Promoting Young Researchers
Emmy Noether Junior Research Groups
The Emmy Noether Programme gives exceptionally qualified early career researchers the chance to qualify for the post of professor at a university by leading an independent junior research group for a period of six years.
Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics
The Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics provides an excellent and flexible education in the fields of fundamental interactions and cosmology, quantum dynamics and complex quantum systems, astro- and cosmic physics, and complex classical systems.
Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School
The Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS) offers excellent research opportunities and comprehensive academic and complementary training in a vibrant and stimulating scientific environment.
Heidelberg Graduate School MathComp
The Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp) is the only graduate school in Germany to focus on the complex topic of Scientific Computing.