Welcome to iGRAD

iGRAD, the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf, was founded in 2008 as a cross-curricular institution located in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. iGRAD’s offers in training and development, counselling, and services provide targeted support for the qualification of young researchers within the faculty and are directed at all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, research supervisors and mentors, as well as at affiliated graduate training programs and research networks. iGRAD thus offers a structured educational program that complies with current standards.
Together with the Medical Research School of the Medical Faculty, philGRAD of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Junior Scientist and International Researcher Center (JUNO), iGRAD forms the consortium of Heine Research Academies (HeRA) in 2013.

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Latest News

05.11.2019 HHU Career Day - Ready to take off?

Our career day for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers focuses on possible careers in business and society. Alumni and guests of HHU talk about how they got their current job and introduce their current employers. Learn more about career opportunities outside university, talk to the speakers and your peers and get new impulses for your own career.

pART of Research - The Calendars have arrived!

Young scientists of HHU had submitted their picture entries in the „pART of Research“ calendar competition. The motto of the call was „Creative through diversity". The 12 most popular images are now displayed in the 2020 calendar of Heine Research Academies. You can get your free copy at the iGRAD-Office, philGRAD, medRSD, Coordination Office Diversity and "Haus der Universität".


1; 3: iGRAD,
2: © HHU / Ivo Mayr

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Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 26.31
Floor/Room: U1.45
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-14777
Fax +49 211 81-14030

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The  Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf is member of  the 'Council for Doctoral Education' of the 'European University Association' (EUA-CDE) and of the 'German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training' (GUAT/UniWiND). iGRAD is the HHU point of contact for EUA-CDE and GUAT/UniWiND.

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