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Accompanying Research

Geo.X activities are accompanied by a prospective longitudinal study on retention factors and obstacles for career development of early career scientists in Berlin and Potsdam.

The study addresses the following research questions:

  • How  do career-related decisions develop over time?
  • How do executives and their leadership behavior contribute to individual career development?
  • How do gender and cultural aspects moderate these processes?
  • Which measures significantly contribute to stable inter-disciplinary networking?

Results of the accompanying research study will support the implementation of equal opportunities for female and male scientists and a strong career orientation within the Geo.X network. New insights into challenges in career development of early career scientists, especially in the context of interdisciplinary research teams, are expected. On the basis of the results, recommendations for action will be developed.