A career in science is a challenging but rewarding path. It offers the opportunity to make significant contributions to society and the advancement of humanity.

However, a professional scientific career requires high commitment, hard work and passion for research. Not only comprehensive expertise, but also the ability to communicate, think critically and innovate is essential.

Different competency models describe in detail skills required in science and their respective development potential: competency models in science

The levels in science are illustrated in the BOKU career model as well as defined in European-wide comparable career profiles: Career levels and career model

It is wise to think about whether an academic career is desirable for you personally at a very early stage. The BOKU career guidance programme Shape your career and an online Career Orientation Tool support you in this process.

If an academic career is an option for you, you will find the essential information here: Career positions and Qualification Advisory Board


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International mobility programs

Basic Didactics Certificate

Dual Career