Services and support for doctoral candidates

Working closely with the faculties, the Center for Junior Scholars offers annual introductory events for new doctoral candidates at TU Berlin. These events help you make the best possible start at the University and provide tips on how to find independent solutions to problems. All doctoral candidates are welcome to attend, whether completing their doctorates as employees of TU Berlin, scholarship holders, or as external candidates.

Contact persons within the faculties

Responsibility for the doctoral procedure and the awarding of academic titles lies with the faculties. Questions concerning procedures, relating to non-content aspects of a doctorate, registering your intent to pursue a doctorate, admission to the doctoral procedure, formatting and length of dissertations, etc. should be addressed to the relevant  contact person in the faculty service centers.

It is generally easy enough to find out about practical issues such as how long a dissertation has to be, submission deadlines, etc. But who do you speak to when you have problems with your dissertation, if you are overwhelmed by the workload, or if you have a disagreement with your supervisor? Every faculty has a designated contact who can discuss your situation with you in confidence and advise you on how to best solve your problems.

FacultyFaculty service center (FSC)Contact person in FSCDesignated contact
Faculty I - Humanities:faculty service centerIwona WieczorekProf. Dr. Kerstin Wittmann-Englert + Prof. Dr. Helga Marburger
Faculty II – Mathematics and Natural Sciences:faculty service centerAnne Jenß + Lara SchäferProf. Dr. Etienne Emmrich
Faculty III – Process Sciences:faculty service centerBeate NeumannDr.-Ing. Philip Wietstock
Faculty IV – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:faculty service centerJana PeichProf. Dr. habil. Odej Kao + Prof. Dr. Marianne Maertens
Faculty V – Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems:faculty service centerJulia StützerProf. Dr. Andreas Bardenhagen
Faculty VI – Planning Building Environment:faculty service centerPia JubinDr.-Ing. Daniel Aubram
Faculty VII – Economics and Management:faculty service centerBarbara EngelProf. Dr. Dorothea Kübler

Center for Junior Scholars

The Center for Junior Scholars informs and advises you on all questions regarding the doctorate and postdoc phase. This includes information on funding options, doctoral programs, qualification and further training offers and mobility grants.



Further Services at TU Berlin

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University Library Dissertation Office

The University Library Dissertation Office publishes your doctoral thesis (the version approved by the doctoral committee), retaining one copy for its archives. The Office issues you acknowledgments of receipt as proof of completion of the doctorate and receipt of the certificate. It also publishes theses, cataloging them in the relevant library databases.