German Academic International Network (GAIN)
The German Academic International Network (GAIN), based in New York, supports German scientists in North America who would like to get information on how to continue their careers in Germany and Europe. In addition to information and regional activities, the network organizes annual conferences alternately on the west and east coasts of the USA. Well-known actors, institutions and universities of the German higher education landscape are represented in this network. In lectures, workshops and at stands interested scientists have the opportunity to find out about opportunities for return and have the chance to make valuable contacts.
Dual career support plays a significant role for many potential returnees. Therefore, the DCND has been present since 2011 with a booth and a workshop at the GAIN conference each year. The GAIN network supports DCND’s participation.
More information about GAIN at www.gain-network.org/en/.
The national information and counselling centre provides mobile researchers with information on funding opportunities, job vacancies and other mobility topics. Under the heading Dual Career you will find i.a. information about dual career services.
Since 2016, the DCND has been engaged in a research project to determine general framework conditions and offers for sustainable dual career services. The transnational project aims to provide recommendations for the establishment and expansion of dual career services in the European scientific landscape.
More information on Euraxess at https://www.euraxess.de.
Women & Work is Europe's largest career conference for women. At lectures and workshops as well as in the career and leadership lounge, (prospective) female specialists and executives can receive impulses to shape their careers.
The DCND has been present at Women & Work since 2015 with a webinar and a Petcha Kutcha talk, explaining the possibilities and pitfalls of a dual career.
For more information visit www.womenandwork.de/english/.