The PLANT 2030 ACADEMY fosters the professional and personal development of doctoral students and early stage postdocs involved in BMBF plant science funding initiatives. The aim is to facilitate their qualification and establishment as renowned researchers within the applied plant science community.

The activities within the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY are adapted specifically to the needs of plant scientists and complement existing offers. Online activities as well as selected events are open to the public premising registration.

Young plant scientists share their experience with the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY in this video.

Online Learning

Online courses, lectures and training material give the opportunity for self-paced learning.


During workshops and summer schools, early career scientists come together for specialized trainings and excursions.


Mentoring provides stimuli for personal and professional development in exchange with a more experienced mentor.

Activities and news

Summer School "Hands-on plant breeding"

May 2022

Taking place at the renowned breeding company NPZ from May 9-12, 2022, the next summer school gives in depth insights into the work routines of plant breeding and hands-on training.

Plant assessment, crossing and resistance testing are only few of the topics covered.

Design Basics for Scientists

Online Course, Jan 24 - 28, 2022

Would you like to learn how to improve your texts, posters and slides by following basic, easy to implement rules of graphic design?

This online course provides an introduction to typography, alignment, the usage of colour and the optimization of tables and charts.

The German Science System

Online Course, Oct 04 - 29, 2021

Research in Germany has an excellent reputation - and rightly so. Chances are you are part of the complex German research landscape without having been provided with a proper map. Let’s change that!

Our new online course takes a deep dive into the German science system.

Videoconferencing Like a Pro

Online Course, March 26 - April 1, 2021

Online meetings have become an integral part of our daily work routine. And likely, online communication will remain important in the future.

This course is about looking and sounding professional in videoconferences or online job interviews.

Social Media in Science

LIVE Digital Barcamp, February 24, 2021

Let’s exchange ideas and experiences, let's discuss!

The overarching theme of our digital get-together is “Social Media in Science”, the specific topics are up to us. Sign up for our first digital barcamp and Zoom-in on February 24, 5-7pm!

"Mentoring broadened my horizon"

New mentoring phase 2021

After a successful first mentoring phase, several new mentor-mentee-tandems take the chance for a trustful exchange.

During 2021, they work on finding answers to questions on the professional and personal development.