Postdocs should bear one thing in mind above all else: a strategy to withdraw from academia is highly advisable, for secure positions are rare.
Postdocs need to be highly skilled, ambitious, and flexible. In return, they are frequently offered little more than autonomy in their work.
Universities and research institutions have strict requirements and high expectations for postdoc applications. How to make a good impression.
Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.
The training of engineers at German universities enjoys high regard internationally. In comparison with engineering training in China, it is far more hands-on. Do the differences in the degree systems also lead to better qualified or less well-qualified engineers?
Which scholarships and funding programmes for postdocs are available in Germany? And under what circumstances are they granted? An overview.
Kiel is, next to Hamburg, the most famous port town. It is a vibrant, wealthy city with plenty of opportunities in academia and industry alike.
Switzerland has some of the most sought-after universities in the world. This makes the country a highly attractive place to come for postdoctoral studies. It is also comparatively well paid. This article explores the area of postdoc in Switzerland.