apl. Prof. Ed Sobel, PhD - Deputy
Tanja Klaka-Tauscher - Assistant
Doctoral students within the field of Geosciences have to adhere to the regulations for doctoral degree studies of the faculty of science. Please note that only the official German version is legally binding. After successfully completing the thesis, the academic degree “Dr. rer. nat.” will be awarded .
Please find more detailed information regarding the beginning of your doctoral studies, the opening of the examination process, and the completion of the procedure on the pages of the faculty concerning doctoral studies (please see link below).
Doctorate at the Institute of Geosciences
Each semester there will be at least one seminar for the doctoral students of Geosciences, which also aims at an inter-disciplinary exchange within the geoscientific community. Every doctoral student has to present his or her project at least once in this seminar. Furthermore, all doctoral students are expected to regularly attend the seminar during their studies.
Submitting a publication-based doctoral thesis is generally possible in Geosciences. For such a dissertation, please note the general regulations - see para. 11- as well as the specific rules of the Institute.
A certain amount of teaching experience is also part of the curriculum - around 2 hours per semester week (SWS) – and the main supervisor is required to confirm this in a written statement at the end of the studies.