Osnabrück University recruits university professors and executives from non-university research institutions, companies and public bodies to act as mentors. Mentees may also specify their own preferences for a mentor, an indicator of the great trust and faith placed in the mentor.
Mentors are characterized by their outstanding commitment to developing young scholars and by their love of passing on knowledge.
Within the mentoring partnership, they pass on their experience and knowledge concerning career planning and progress to mentees. They coach the mentee helping them to prepare for their next career steps and important milestones in their professional career (e.g. appointment process) and to establish networks.