The Postdoc Network Brandenburg (PNB) supports postdocs as well as scientists doing artistic research. As a joint state-wide initiative for the career development of postdocs, our approach is unique in Germany. The PNB was founded to develop the full potential of postdocs working at the state’s academic institutions. The partners involved cover the entire spectrum of academic research: from basic scientific research to application-oriented and technological research to artistic and art-based research.
The PNB unites all existing and upcoming qualification programs and facilities for postdoc support at Brandenburg’s universities. This will give postdocs in Brandenburg access to comprehensive talent promotion and support in their career development. At the same time, the network creates ideal opportunities to connect with peers outside of one’s own academic institution and form peer groups.
The network provides a broad, modular portfolio of career counseling, continued qualification and networking opportunities. The offer is specifically tailored to the needs of postdocs. It builds on individual skills and potentials, supporting postdocs’ career development for different professional fields. The participating partners’ proven as well as newly developed offers for continuing qualification are bundled, interconnected and evolved. Complementary event formats are planned and executed.
Equal opportunity as cross-sectional task
Creating equal opportunities for all groups of participants is a cross-sectional task for the entire network. As certified family-friendly universities, the partners offer family-friendly infrastructures that are available to all postdocs. Barrier-free access is ensured at all events to enable unrestricted participation. The PNB offers postdocs with disabilities multiple opportunities for individual counseling and integration.
High Potentials for Brandenburg
The combination of regular funding and top-level funding draws outstanding national and international postdocs (high potentials) to the state of Brandenburg and its scientific institutions. This also strengthens the attractiveness and sustainability of Brandenburg as location for the arts and sciences.