Ready to launch your career?

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The programme “Promotion plus+ qualifiziert” prepares doctoral candidates and postdocs at LUH for career paths outside of academia. The application deadline is 31 July 2024 .

Within the scope of “Promotion plus+ qualifiziert”, doctoral candidates and postdocs can explore career prospects outside of academia. The two-semester programme complements research activities and focuses on management expertise and transferable skills while conveying useful knowledge for a career in industry or the non-profit and public sectors. The programme also promotes networking with businesses and public institutions in Hannover and the surrounding region. However, in order to personally benefit from the programme, it is essential that participants think "outside the box", leave their own (university) comfort zone and actively participate in the workshops.

The next round of the programme is scheduled to start on Friday, 25 October 2024. In addition to two groups taught in German, there will be one interdisciplinary work group taught in English. The matching workshops in English and German build on each other. Doctoral candidates and postdocs at Leibniz University Hannover in the first two years of the postdoctoral phase are eligible to apply. A maximum of 36 participants will be accepted.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Course fee: €120 (payable in two instalments)

Additional information on the programme, the curriculum and the application process is available on the Graduate Academy website at

For further details and guidance, please contact Tanja Michler-Cieluch from the Graduate Academy (tel. +49 511 762 3920, email: