With a doctorate, you are setting an important milestone on your career path. In order to successfully prepare you for this research project, lasting several years, the Harz University of Applied Sciences will be at your side as a reliable partner in all phases. Here you will find all the information you need about the process of doing a doctorate and about the support services for early career researchers.
In May 2021, the Harz University of Applied Sciences was granted the right to award doctorates within the framework of two inter-university doctoral centres, "Engineering Sciences and Information Technologies" (IWIT) and "Social, Health and Economic Sciences" (SGW), in which it cooperates with other universities of applied sciences in Saxony-Anhalt. In addition, the Harz University of Applied Sciences has for many years successfully supported doctoral procedures within the framework of the state's graduate funding programme as well as cooperative doctorates with national and international partner universities.
The advisor for the promotion of young researchers supports and advises prospective young researchers, doctoral candidates and doctoral students as well as supervisors. Here you will receive support with organisational and interdisciplinary questions regarding your doctoral project as well as with questions about funding opportunities. We offer confidential counselling and individual coaching for personal problems as well as an interdisciplinary qualification programme for your further education during your doctorate.
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Graduates can do their doctorate through a cooperative doctoral procedure in collaboration with a university. This means that the first supervisor, a professor, is at a university or at another university with the right to award doctorates. The second supervisor is at the Harz University of Applied Sciences. These doctoral candidates are bound by the doctoral regulations of the university and are subject to the decisions of the doctoral committee there. However, they can still enrol at our university and take part in the qualification programme for doctoral students free of charge.
Since May 2021, universities of applied sciences in Saxony-Anhalt have been able to independently award doctoral degrees to their young researchers. Various doctoral centres have been set up for this purpose. In future, the Harz University of Applied Sciences will enable interested students to complete their doctorate in the inter-university doctoral centre "Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Economics" in cooperation with the universities of Anhalt, Magdeburg-Stendal and Merseburg, as well as in the inter-university doctoral centre "Engineering Sciences and Information Technologies" (IWIT) with the universities of Anhalt and Merseburg.
Would you like to pursue an academic career path? Come to us with your ideas and questions and we will advise you on the way to your doctorate. We won't leave you alone with this. The Harz University of Applied Sciences supports you every step of the way.
The mentoring program at the universities of applied sciences (HAWs) in Saxony-Anhalt supports early career researchers with special consideration of HAW specifics.
In bilateral mentoring meetings (one-to-one meetings) with experienced mentors from science and practice, you will work on individually agreed topics and goals. The exchange with mentors is intended to inform and encourage you with regard to your personal career path within or outside of academia. The mentoring relationship aims to improve career-related networking and provide mental support along your career path.
The supporting program, which is specifically tailored to the needs of the cohort, additionally promotes your qualification, development and, last but not least, networking among each other. Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers and benefit from the experiences of other early career researchers.
For more information, please visit the website: KaMeHAW - Career Mentoring at the HAWs in Saxony-Anhalt
Doctoral students of the doctoral centres whose first supervisor works at the Harz University of Applied Sciences and cooperative doctoral students whose second supervisor works at the Harz University of Applied Sciences should enrol at the Harz University of Applied Sciences.
To do so, please fill out the enrolment application and send it with all the necessary documents by post to our Speaker for Promoting Early Career Researchers.