Advanced Graduate Training

A number of initiatives and projects have been developed in order to improve and reform doctorates in Germany. The goal is to offer clear structures, leaving free space for research, but within a reasonable frame for young researchers to prepare optimally for their doctorates.

Working paper of the OVG Graduate School

Minimum requirements for a doctorate in the frame of the OVG Graduate School (in German)

The Graduate School is a Member of UniWiND, the "German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training“ (GUAT).

Statement by the UniWiND Executive Board: On the General Concept of the Doctoral Training Phase, 13 Nov 2014 (PDF)

UniWiND published several working papers (German and English)


Statements on Quality Control for Doctorates:

German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat): Recommendations for the quality assurance of doctorates (German)

German Rectors' Conference: Guidelines for the quality assurance of doctorates (German)

European University Association EUA

Declarations and Policy Positions

Panel: Doctorates in Germany


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