Information for Doctoral Students

Would you like to pursue a PhD? And you’re interested in research topics with practical applications? Doctoral students with university of applied sciences or university degrees can pursue a cooperative PhD at the HTWG Konstanz.

Cooperative Doctoral School

Around 50 doctoral students are working on their PhDs in collaboration with their advisors at the HTWG Konstanz and in conjunction with universities in Germany and abroad.
The universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg, similar to the other German states, are not allowed to grant doctoral degrees. They can, however, provide supervisors with equal rights at a university entitled to award doctorates. The process then officially takes place in the specific department or the graduate school of the cooperating university. The collaborative supervision and evaluation by a professor at a university of applied sciences and a professor at a university is termed Cooperative PhD.


Doctoral Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz

Doctoral students at the HTWG Konstanz carry out research on topics that are practically-oriented with real-world applications. They mainly work on research projects funded by grants. The also work on collaborative projects with companies, receive scholarships or work on their PhDs while working.

PhD projects are supervised by professors in their own research areas, guaranteeing the best possible, professional advising.

See current research projects at the HTWG

The majority of PhD students are members of the Cooperative Doctoral School at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz. In addition to advising PhD students and prospective students, the Cooperative Doctoral School offers its members additional qualifications via a cross-disciplinary course of studies. We invite all our PhD students and prospective students to a summer colloquium.

You can find additional information about the research areas (as well as links to projects and institutes), the course of studies, etc. at the Cooperative Doctoral School website.

See Kooperatives Promotionskolleg der HTWG

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