Dual career

Working in Europe | Career Development | Germany

The partner's professional perspectives are an important factor in a researcher's decision to relocate. Appointments of foreign researchers, in particular, often fail due to a lack of job opportunities for their partners. Individual solutions must be created to support such couples, especially when both partners are pursuing professional careers.

An increasing number of German universities and research institutions now have counselling offices specialising in dual careers. They help the partners of foreign researchers assimilate in the German job market and provide initial support.

Further Information

  • Dual Career Network Germany (DCND)
    List of Dual Career Offices at Higher Education institutions in Germany that are members of the Dual Career Network Germany (cities in alphabetical order).
  • Dual Career Network Rhineland
    List of network members who you could discuss your individual situation with.
    The Dual Career Network Rhineland consists of universities and research institutions from the Rhineland area that have combined to make targeted use of the region´s high potential, the abundance of research facilities and collaborating business enterprises in the interests of dual career couples.
  • duz-wissenschaftskarriere.de

    platform for careers in science run by duz (German independent university newspaper)