Doctorates and Habilitations

Aim of the doctorate

The main aim of the doctorate is to demonstrate independent scientific research activity in order to widen the known knowledge. The doctoral candidate is awarded the doctoral degree after scientific work on a research topic within a period of four to five years, a successfully completed final examination and the publication of a doctoral thesis.

Which Doctoral Degree Regulations apply?

Since 07.10.2017, the  BTU-CS doctoral regulation framework has been applicable.

For all procedures initiated up to this point of time (acceptance as a doctoral candidate or initiation of the doctoral procedure), the transitional provisions of § 20 Para. 2 in conjunction with § 38 of the  Constitution shall apply.

Forms for the documents to be submitted are available under Documents.

Purpose of the habilitation

The habilitation serves as proof of the ability to independently represent a scientific subject or field in research and teaching at universities (teaching qualification).
Through habilitation, the applicant obtains the academic degree of a habilitated doctor.

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