The Network offers information to different issues concerning dual career and by doing so it reduces costs for the connected institutions. It organises meetings for knowledge transfer and workshops for professionalisation in order to raise quality standards set by the Dual Career Network Germany.
In 2010 the Dual Career Network Germany was founded by 20 university dual career services in Berlin. The purpose was to professionalize and establish the still new profession of dual career consulting.
With great success: The DCND has made a significant contribution to the quality assurance of dual career services and has achieved that dual career support has become an integral part of academic life. As an effective success factor, Dual Career supports strategies for attracting and retaining top executives, family support, equality of opportunity and internationalization.
The current 48 members of the DCND are Dual Career Services at universities, higher education institutions and non-university scientific institutions as well as regional Dual Career Networks with a link to the scientific landscape. Together, they support around 1,000 dual career partners* per year in finding career perspectives at the new locations. Due to its high level of expertise, the DCND is considered a national and international authority on dual career issues and strengthens Germany as a location for science and research.
The network offers its members professional exchange and further training tailored to the needs of dual career consultants. Learn more about DCND here.