The Dissertation Service accepts dissertations approved by the doctoral committee as part of the scientific defense and “Habilitationsschriften” (post-doctoral theses) on behalf of the University Library. It acknowledges the receipt, publishes the theses, and enters them into the appropriate bibliographic databases.
For all other further information on doctoral degrees please contact the Center for Junior Scholars (CJS, formerly: TU-DOC Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services) at TU Berlin and your respective Faculty-Service-Center.
What options are available to publish my dissertation after my scientific defense? What formal criteria do I need to observe? How can I prepare a PDF file for online publication? Our Dissertation Service can help you with all your questions regarding publishing your dissertation. Individual consultation is currently available by phone, via tubMeeting (Webex) or via TU Berlin's adapted Zoom license. Please make an appointment.
According to § 9 (2) of the Regulations for Doctorates at TU Berlin, the scientific community must be given appropriate access to a dissertation after completing the scientific defense.
"Access" means that the version approved by the Doctoral Committee must be delivered to the University Library free of charge in one of the following forms to ensure proper dissemination:
For thesis by publication (cumulative dissertations), there are additional information.
The publishing of post-doctoral theses is subject to the regulations of the specific Faculty (in German only):
Habilitationsordnungen der TU Berlin
If the habilitation regulations of your Faculty require the post-doctoral thesis to be submitted to the University Library, please follow the checklist below:
Checklist for publishing a habilitation thesis