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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Online Courses

Since no face-to-face workshops can be held at the moment, we offer a range of online courses as an alternative. A list of all online courses can be found here. For example, there are still free places in the workshops "Success in Companies" and "Writing Papers and Theses in the Life Sciences". If you are interested, please contact the iGRAD-Office to register.

Latest News

Corona Emergency Grants

Various support measures for doctoral students and postdocs have been established. Information can be found on our Corona page

'pART of Research': The winners have been announced!

More than 1400 people have voted which 12 pictures will be shown in the pART of Research calendar 2021. Additionally, there will be an exhibition with all pictures from 5 years of the calendar competition. Check the pART of Research Website for more information.


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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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