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Objective 4: Promoting Talent

The success of the alliance will depend on the success of its partners in attracting, retaining, and supporting excellent researchers at all career stages. To this end, the alliance partners are developing a joint integrated space for careers. The Graduate Studies Support Program, for instance, provides a comprehensive qualification program that is open to all doctoral candidates. Furthermore, postdoctoral researchers are supported through networking, mentoring, and coaching offers. Career Development Awards promote the careers of excellent postdocs of the alliance. Finally, established researchers such as junior and tenure track professors receive targeted support as well as leading researchers. A jointly run Berlin Leadership Academy provides excellent training in leadership skills and thereby contributes to the establishment of a common leadership culture.

In the future, the alliance will put a special focus on improving the postdoc phase. To this end, it will establish a new Postdoc Academy which aims at forstering the development of scientific independence and advancing the postdocs' competence profiles. The Postdoc Academy is specifically tailored to the individual needs of researchers after the completion of the PhD.

Steering Committee: Prof. Dr. Jutta Müller-Tamm (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Michael Pauen (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Søren Salomo (Technische Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Christine Heim (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin).


Dr. Julia Härder, Head of Team Promoting Talent
Tel.: +49 160-931 55 700
Email: julia.haerder@berlin-university-alliance.de 

Verena Neumann, Program Manager Promoting Talent
Tel.: +49 30 / 838-69677
Email: verena.neumann@berlin-university-alliance.de 

Elisabeth Nickler, Program Manager Recruitment
Tel.: +49 30 / 838-502 92
Email: elisabeth.nickler@berlin-university-alliance.de

General requests:
Email: promoting-talent@berlin-university-alliance.de