Invitation to fireside chats
for Postdocs

Topic "Goodbye Loneliness, Hello Network"

03.03.2020, 17:00–20:00 Uhr, AvH Haus, Hüfferstr. 61

The WWU Graduate centre invites all interested Postdocs (Habilitation candidates, research group leaders, junior professors) to the fireside chat evening on 03.03.2020 with the topic "Goodbye Loneliness, Hello Network: Success stories of postdoc associations and their role in enhancing the Postdoc experience".


More information available here


Registration:  http://go.wwu.de/f3eyw

Apply now!

European Doctoral Summer School

22–25 June 2020

"Goal and public-oriented communication about yourself and your research"

A unique opportunity for 15 exceptional doctoral research students (5 each from the Universities of Maastricht, Münster and York) to come together to develop their professional skills, share and exchange ideas and network.

The summer School is free of charge. Details and application form here.


Application deadline: 31 March 2020

2019 European Doctoral Summer School: Successful and amazingly fun!

8-11 July 2019, York, UK
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We are so proud of fifteen participating doctoral candidates, who approached pitching, career and entrepreneurship sessions with enormous enthusiasm and a strong sense of purpose. They were brilliant pitching their research in a 3MT style competition on the last day, with our Giulia Marchetti winning the Panel’s Choice Award with her persuasive yet humor-filled speech about ‘how microalgae can save us from the end of the world.’ Another real treat: all delegates met the Lord Mayor of York and Sheriff of York at the Mansion House!

York was such an amazing host this year. Maastricht is in charge of Summer School 2020 and Münster's Graduate Centre will definitely keep you all posted :). This and last year's programme are on our 'Programme' webpage.

WWU Graduate Centre presented at "2019 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference: Building Excellence in Doctoral Education”

Lancaster, UK (13-15 May 2019)
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The EFMD conference was all about best practice and knowledge exchange among professionals that run doctoral programmes in business and management worldwide. Guess what? WWU Graduate Centre and Research Excellence Training Team at the University of York were there to share their experience of running the European Doctoral Summer School in Professional Development.

Seeking inspiration for excellent doctoral training? Take a look at our programme and contact us!

Welcome to the WWU Graduate Centre!

The WWU Graduate Centre is a central institution for PhDs and postdocs at the University of Münster. This website offers an overview of our commitments: advisory services, workshops and comprehensive tips regarding academic qualification. We advise you on PhD opportunities and provide you with cross-disciplinary assistance during your doctoral studies (self and project management, academic writing and presenting). Moreover, our services extend to the planning of a future academic or non-academic career.

The WWU Graduate Centre keeps its doors open not only for young academics but also researchers who supervise young academics, as well as those who wish to initiate new programmes for young researchers.

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Not only online...

You are interested in our advisory services or have registered for one of our workshops? You can find us at the so-called "northern Kavaliershäuschen" - it is one of the two buildings in front of the Schloss (Castle) right at the promenade.

The offices, where the advisory services take place, are upstairs (R102-104), as well as the small seminar room (R101). Most of the seminars and workshops take place in the big seminar room on the ground floor (R001). 

We are looking forward to greeting you in the Graduate Centre!


Thinking about doing a PhD? Here are five very good reasons why you should do your PhD research in Germany.

The Graduate Centre is supported by Santander Universities.