Gradskills – Skills and competencies

Leuphana supports the career development of young researchers by offering them a variety of supporting measures. They should be able to prepare themselves both for work in the academic community and for a science-based activity in industry and society. Leuphana consequently takes into account the increasing differentiation in the academic job market and the changing career perspectives of this target group that have occurred as a result.

Various facilities at Leuphana University of Lüneburg offer young researchers a wide range of services, consultations and qualification programs that are summed up on this page.

  • The services in the category "Exploring and developing career paths" offer initial orientation for career planning.
  • For a job in academia, the services support the development of generic skills in the competence profiles "Teaching", "Research" and "Managing science and research".
  • To prepare candidates for non-academic career paths, generic skills can be developed for the profiles "Non-university labor market" and "Managing higher education". 
  • Our doctoral studies program also teaches scientific theory and practical skills.

Please note that most of the services are held in German.

Please contact the respective institute if you have questions about individual courses or events.

Internal continuing education

Leuphana offers its staff a wide range of professional development and continuing education programs. More information is available on the Intranet.

Professional School

Leuphana Professional School offers continuing education programs and study programs in the form of Bachelor-, Master- and Certificate degrees which you can take while continuing to work. More

External providers

To supplement its internal development programmes, Leuphana has cooperations with other training providers in Lower Saxony. Some of these programmes are subject to a fee. More

Coordination GradSkills

Barbara Nickels
Universitätsallee 1, C14.126
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1264

Coordination GradSkills

Dr. Nadine Dablé
Universitätsallee 1, C14.101
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2414