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Research Academy


Research and the acquisition of scientific expertise and methodological skills predominantly take place at your faculty, institute, chair or scientific institution. Apart from that, there are countless research-related topics in which the network of the JMU Research Academy can assist you professionally. These offers support researchers at JMU in, for example,

  • adhering to the principles of good scientific practice
  • developing an individual research strategy
  • identifying suitable funding programs and successfully applying for funding
  • managing projects professionally and carrying them out efficiently.
  • increasing their efficiency and creativity in scientific writing
  • optimizing their scientific presentations with regard to different target groups
  • increasing their chances of publication in renowned journals
  • national and international networking within the scientific community
  • further developing their own teaching skills and learning new teaching methods.

Dimensions of scientific competence:


  • The JMU Research Academy always offers workshops to support you in developing your research strategy. We would also be happy to advise you personally or find you a suitable coach.
  • You can find all of the information provided by JMU on the topic of good scientific practice here.
  • If you have any questions regarding transfer (as well as licences and patents), the SFT team will be happy to help.


  • The RAC team offers you targeted individual and interdisciplinary advisory services in the area of research funding.
  • IZKF  supports research at the Faculty of Medicine through central services.
  • We also offer regular workshops and online courses on project management that can be applied in science and business.


  • TheWriting Centre provides a wide range of services on academic writing in German and English.
  • TheUniversity Library supports you in all matters concerning publishing and copyrights.
  • For questions regarding patents and licences, you can contact the respective contact person at SFT.
  • The JMU Press Office supports you by offering interview trainings


  • The university didactics - ProfiLehre - at JMU supports you in five fields with the professional implementation of your university teaching.
  • Teaching-learning concept
  • Presentation & communication
  • Examination
  • Reflection & evaluation
  • Counselling & support

Further information on: Graduate Support

  • The UWGS is the umbrella organisation of the four subject-specific graduate schools for Life Science, Humanities, Science & Technology as well as Law, Economics & Society.
  • Five graduate and doctoral programmes at JMU are currently funded by the DFG and the Elite Network Bavaria.