There are a number of options for completing a doctorate at Technische Universität Berlin. The same requirements for the dissertation and the oral defense apply to all doctoral candidates. In all cases, the doctoral regulations of the respective faculties apply in their valid version. Responsibility for a doctorate lies with the relevant faculty.
Further general information on the possibilities for doing a doctorate in Germany can be found on the online platform Research in Germany.
An individual doctorate is completed by a candidate employed at Technische Universität Berlin in a position funded by the University budget or by third-party funding, or who is receiving a doctoral fellowship, or earning their money outside of the University.
Technische Universität Berlin offers an increasing number of graduate schools, graduate programs and research training groups. Candidates in these programs receive specialist and interdisciplinary training and continuing education and are supervised by more than one doctoral advisor. In addition, a graduate program also includes interdisciplinary trainings and further education.
The structured doctoral programs include the highly regarded Berlin Mathematical School, the Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Engineering at the Einstein Center of Catalysis as well as the Doctoral Program in Science of Intelligence, funded within the Excellence Strategy. Technische Universität Berlin also enjoys a close connection to the numerous research institutes, such as the Helmholtz Centers and Max Planck Institutes, that form a key part of Berlin’s “Brain City” and contribute to the capital’s status as a center of science and research.
The doctoral ombudsperson (Vertrauensdozent*in) of the faculty can help if you have questions or problems with your doctoral supervision.
|Faculty I - Humanities:||Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wittmann-Englert|
|Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences:||Prof. Dr. Etienne Emmrich|
|Faculty III – Process Sciences:||Dr. Philip Wietstock|
|Faculty IV – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:||Prof. Dr. Odej Kao + Prof. Dr. Marianne Maertens|
|Faculty V – Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems:||Prof. Dr. Andreas Bardenhagen|
|Faculty VI – Planning Building Environment:||Dr. Daniel Aubram|
|Faculty VII – Economics and Management:||Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler|