ZEW helps to advance careers of its staff with a qualification programme. The research sabbaticals funded under the programme, e.g., free up time for researchers to pursue work independent of their project responsibilities at ZEW, e.g.
- to complete their doctoral or postdoctoral thesis
- to do research at renowned German and foreign institutions
- to participate in seminars, colloquia, and summer schools in Germany and abroad
All research staff has access to ZEW's internal professional development programme. There are courses in econometrics, computing, foreign languages and communication, as well as leadership skills.