Dr Christian Dumpitak

Dr Christian Dumpitak


Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Job title

Managing Director, iGRAD, rdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf



Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2013: Realising the Potential of Researchers
Sessions and workshops

Competence profiles, grids and professional development:  A complementary German approach to a competence development framework for early stage researchers.  Professional development from undergraduate to professor?  Evolving institutional approaches



As cross-departmental institution of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences the iGRAD offers training, services and counselling to all doctoral researchers, postdocs and supervisors of the faculty. Being the umbrella institution for 17 Graduate Schools, Research Training Groups, Collaborative Research Centres, etc. the iGRAD offers centralised organisation structures, support in executing modern standards of structured PhD education and a systematic curriculum in transferable skills. Christian studied biology where he gained his doctoral degree in Prion Research. Christian has been working within the area of development, implementation and management of structured doctoral education programs at Heinrich-Heine-University since six years. Next to the managerial aspects of this position he offers trainings and conflict counselling for early stage researchers.