Current Cooperations

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.

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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.

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