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Publishing a Habilitation Thesis

If the habilitation regulations of your faculty demand submitting your habilitation thesis to the University Library, please follow the list below.


1. Text preparation

Prepare the text of your habilitation for publishing.

General legal information for publishing

In case of a thesis by publication, please follow the instructions for cumulative theses:

thesis by publication

2. Title page

Please insert a title page before your text as is required by TU Berlin regulations.
title page template (PDF, 77 KB)

3. Print copy

Prepare one printed copy*. The allowed formats are DIN A4, DIN A5 and intermediate formats. Pages can be printed on one or both sides. Please use white, age-resistant paper. Copies must be bound in a permanent way, ring or spiral binding is not permitted.

*Various books-on-demand service providers will support you in the production of the copies on request and, if required, also offer the possibility of distributing your publication with an ISBN number and under a Creative Commons license.

4. Abstract

Please e-mail the Dissertation Office:

  1. PDF file (secondname_firstname_abstract.pdf) with the German and English abstract (each max. one page = max. 1800 characters with spaces).
  2. PDF file (secondname_firstname_inhalt.pdf) with the table of contents.

These files are needed to enrich entries in the library catalogues.

5. Submission of print copy

Please submit the hard copy of your habilitation to the Dissertation Office (University Library). You may authorize another person to submit the documents or use a stamped envelope.

6. Acknowledgement of receipt

The Dissertation Office checks the submitted documents for compliance with the requirements, and issues the acknowledgement of receipt for submission to your faculty.

Further Information

Dissertation Service of the University Library

Address Fasanenstr. 88
10623 Berlin
Opening Hours
Mo-Fr10:00 - 13:00
The opening hours of the dissertation office are suspended until further notice. We are available for enquiries by telephone and e-mail.
Jutta KruseTel.: +49 30 314-76128
Lisa BernsteinTel.: +49 30 314-76458
Fax: +49 30 314 - 76133

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