Welcome to the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR)

For the advancement of young researchers, scholars and artists at JGU

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) considers the support for scientific and artistic young talents to be one of its core responsibilities.

As young researchers, doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, junior professors and young group leaders, influence the development of JGU. When it comes to research and teaching, they are highly dedicated and contribute essentially to the reputation of the whole university.

By establishing the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) in 2014, JGU follows an innovative path for enhancing scientific talents and consequently executes its modern approach to university management. The main purpose of the council is to include excellent researchers in university development and management. Through this, the university as an expert organization benefits from the extensive know-how of all of its members, who actively take part in the university.

The GYR, together with The Gutenberg Research College (GRC) and The Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC), forms part of a support structure that is central to the institutional strategy of JGU, which received praise during the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. Consisting of highly qualified experts, the three institutions perceive themselves as consultants of the university management on strategic matters.