All units of the Graduate Centre offer additional research qualifications that are determined in a curriculum binding for all members of the units. The basic structure is identical for all units, but single elements of qualification differ depending on the specific academic disciplines.
The PhD programmes are laid out for three years. Individual agreements can be made with part-time PhD students. Basic components of the curriculum are
- research seminars
- doctoral colloquia
- working groups
- Summer Schools
- Winter Conferences
Each of these components has specific educational concerns. The research seminars use interdisciplinary approaches to lead to new specific problem areas and questions concerning the research foci of the units. The doctoral colloquia offer a possibility for PhD students to present the progress of their dissertation projects, while the working groups serve to discuss dissertation projects in a smaller circle of PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers and supervisors specialized in the respective research area. The summer schools offer a platform for PhD students to compare their own research results with those of junior researchers from other universities. The winter conferences serve to review the results in one or more units.
Please see the study regulations of the respective units for the curricular details.
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