Graduate Academy

Welcome to the Graduate Academy at the University of Greifswald

The Graduate Academy at the University of Greifswald has set itself the goal of establishing good conditions for junior researchers to achieve successful PhDs and postdoctoral phases and also to prepare them for academic and non-academic careers by offering a specific qualification programme.

Pauline Glawe
(Parental leave replacement)
Graduate Academy
Domstraße 14, Room E13/E14
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420-1618

Following office hours apply for 2017:
Mondays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

and at any other time upon request.

We take part in:


PhD "Stammtisch"

Our next Stammtisch will take place on July 6th in the Brasserie Hermann. It will be preceded by a discourse by Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt on the job opportunities for junior researchers besides the academic career. Please let us know, if you would like to join the Stammtisch by informal note till July 4th.

Courses and Events for the winter semester 2016/17

The Academy's courses and events for the winter semester 2016/17 are now online.

Academia and Freedom

Prospects Day for Prospective Doctoral Students, Doctoral Students and Postdocs at the University of Greifswald

 8th November 2017 at Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Studies) Kolleg Greifswald

Topics and key subjects of the workshops, presentations and forums: 

  • What is academia and how much freedom does it require?
  • How can I finance my research (doctorate and Co.)?
  • The path from finding a topic to writing a dissertation
  • Academic careers and alternative career models outside of academia

Also, poster competition “The Topic of my Doctorate” and exhibition of the results “Academia and Freedom” (in cooperation with CDFI) 

Scholarships & Prizes

Most students, doctoral students and postdocs are aware of how important scholarships and fellowships of any kind are for their own research work. We often receive information about funding possibilities or competitions via email and we would now like to share this knowledge with our members and all those interested.

We would be very grateful for any further information about any other competitions and would add these to our list.

Further Information on funding possibilities can be obtained from the Research Support Centre.


Networking is becoming more and more important for the academic world and thus it's important to take part in conferences and symposiums. These are the only events at which you will find such a high concentration of expert knowledge.

Please notify us about upcoming conferences, we will add these to our list.