The PLANT 2030 ACADEMY fosters the professional and personal development of plant science doctoral students and early stage postdocs, funded by the BMBF. 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

Networking with LinkedIn for Scientists

New online course: September 4, 2023

Learn how to use LinkedIn to create a compelling digital CV, network effectively, and boost your career. 

The course consists of online materials and two live coaching sessions with our social media expert Ronja Dittmar.

Plant Breeding & Variety Release

June 12-13, 2023

The workshop took 26 participants to the Federal Plant Variety Office and the plant breeding company KWS SAAT SE. The focus of the excursions were on understanding and discussing the development and release of new crop varieties.

Workshop & Barcamp

PLANT 2030 Status Seminar, March 20, 2023

Learn how the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY supports you, discuss your issues and get to know your peers! This is an internal workshop for all early stage scientists attending the Annual Meeting of Plant Research funded by BMBF 2023.

"Mentoring broadens the horizon"

New mentoring phase 2023

During 2023, new mentor-mentee-tandems will take the chance for a trustful exchange regarding the professional and personal development.

You are interested in the mentoring program? Check it out now!

Plan(t)s for bioeconomy

Workshop in Straubing Sep 27-28, 2022

A group of young plant researchers met in Straubing, a model region for bioeconomy.

They visited Clariant's Sunliquid pilot plant, gained insights on promising crops, discussed values and challenges - and of course met your peers again.


Photography and Image Editing

New online course: June 20-July 1, 2022

The professional photographer Matthias Baumbach will give an extensive look into the world of digital photography while sticking to the aim: better pictures with simple tricks and low budget.

The course consists of two parts, digital photography and image editing. Registration is open now.