Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG)

Hetairos Programme – learning academic teaching from professionals



Welcome to the website of Hetairos Programme



"Extensive support in every respect for first teaching experiences."
Junior-Teacher, 5th round of Hetairos

"A major advantage: The mentoring of the juniors in higher education didactics also provides an approach to new forms of teaching for the seniors."
Senior-Teacher, 2nd round of Hetairos




Hetairos is the ancient Greek word for friend or colleague which is the central idea behind Hetairos Programme.
The goal of the programme is to offer young academics a systematic and professional introduction to university teaching.

The programme is a cooperation run jointly by the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG) and the University Didactics unit of University of Göttingen.

The following pages provide comprehensive information about Hetairos Programme.






Please note: From winter semester 2017/18 onwards, Hetairos Programme will only take place in winter semester. The rounds in summer semesters are cancelled!


Applications for winter semester 2017/18 are no longer possible. You can apply for winter semester 2018/19 until 15th June 2018.