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Mentoring is the opportunity to learn from a more experienced person in your field of interest. This learning and development partnership takes place over a sustained period of time and includes several meetings as well as the transmission of first-hand knowledge and possibly helpful connections in your academic field of expertise. The relationship serves to give support and advice to mentees in the academic field. Questions about informal rules within your research field as well as questions of reconciling your career with your private life might be answered in this context. Mentoring can take place individually, for example if you as a mentee choose to contact a potential mentor on your own. More common is the participation in a mentoring programme, which matches mentees with mentors in the academic community and provides supporting events. Participation fees in such a programme can be covered with the gender equality funds from DFG research alliances.

Further information

  • For a mentoring programme for female PhD candidates and postdocs in the natural sciences and mathematics at the Adlershof campus please visit WiNS-Mentoring.
  • If you are a female (post-)doctoral researcher in a coordinated programme and want to support female pupils who are interested in the Natural Sciences, feel free to contact the mentoring programme Club Lise:
  • You want to become a mentor yourself and are interested in online learning? Please visit CyberMentor.
  • If you are interested in studying or are a student at Humboldt-Unversität zu Berlin and are a migrant, refugee or displaced person you can seek orientation and council via migramentor.
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