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

Mentoring Kick-off

Online, Sep 29 - Oct 06, 2022

The online kick-off event marks the beginning of a new mentoring phase.

You are not sure if the mentoring program is the right choice for you or how to pick a mentor that can boost your professional and personal development? Join the mentoring kick-off event to learn more!

Plan(t)s for bioeconomy

Workshop in Straubing Sep 27-28, 2022

In beautiful Straubing, a model region for bioeconomy, we will explore applications of plants for a bio-based economy.

Visit Clariant's Sunliquid pilot plant, gain insights on promising crops, discuss values and challenges - and meet your peers!

Registration is open now.

Getting started on Instagram

(online) Bootcamp: Jul-Dez 2022

Hier kommt deine Chance einen eigenen Instagram-Kanal für die Wissenschaftskommunikation mit professioneller Unterstützung auf den Weg zu bringen.

Unser Instagram (online) Bootcamp begleitet zwölf Teilnehmer sechs Monate lang bei ihren ersten Schritten auf der Plattform.

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.

Summer School "Hands-on plant breeding"

May 9-12, 2022

Taking place at the renowned breeding company NPZ from May 9-12, 2022, the summer school gave in depth insights into the work routines of plant breeding and hands-on training. Plant assessment, crossing and resistance testing were only few of the topics covered.

"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.