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.
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.
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 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 and an interdisciplinary qualification programme for your further education during your doctorate. The promotion of young academics at the Harz University of Applied Sciences also provides grants to support doctoral students with publications and travel expenses for participation in the qualification programme and conferences. At the events organised by the promotion of young academics, you can network with other doctoral researchers from all over the country and actively exchange experiences with each other.
We will inform you monthly in the newsletter of the promotion of young researchers of all universities of applied sciences (HAWs) in Saxony-Anhalt about news, qualification and counselling offers. We also include you in the statistical survey of doctoral students.