The promotion of young talent is of particular importance at Forschungszentrum Jülich. These activities, ranging from the school laboratory and promising training courses to career advancement for doctoral and junior scientists, are coordinated under the umbrella of juelich_horizons.
More than 5,000 participants took advantage of the offers from Jülich’s JuLab Schools Laboratory in 2017 – including experimental days on 14 different topics. Forschungszentrum Jülich is the new coordinator for the activities of the “Haus der kleinen Forscher”, a non-profit foundation in the district of Düren. It is committed to good early education in the STEM disciplines and to sustainable development. The coordinating office at Forschungszentrum Jülich is headed by the Equal Opportunities Bureau; JuLab is responsible for the didactic management of the training courses.
105 young men and women successfully completed their training in 18 professions. 18 of them received the top grade “sehr gut” and 54 the second-best grade “gut”. 24 trainees were able to shorten their training by six months due to their outstanding performance. In 2017, Forschungszentrum Jülich supervised a total of 477 interns.
New trainees 2017
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In Jülich, students and doctoral candidates are given excellent opportunities to participate in interesting research projects already at an early stage. In 2017, a total of 1,048 doctoral researchers were supervised at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Three young scientists were awarded a special prize: for their outstanding dissertations, they received the Jülich Excellence Prize, each worth 5,000 euros.
The Jülich Career Center has been providing comprehensive advice for postdocs since the beginning of 2018. In the summer of 2017, the Helmholtz Association selected Forschungszentrum Jülich as one of three centres which it supports with 150,000 euros per year in the establishment of a Helmholtz Career Development Center for Researchers.
Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups, young investigator groups in Jülich and young investigator groups funded by third parties, 2013–2017
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