Doctorate and Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation)
The opening hours of the doctorals office are cancelled until April 19th. You can reach us via mail under firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the impact of the corona crises on disputations (date: 17.03.2020)
Accessability of the Faculty of Science Promotionsgeschäftsstelle
As of now until further notice, the opening times of the Promotionsgeschäftsstelle are cancelled. Requests by E-mail are possible and will be answered. Reachability by telephone is limited. Please use the faculty mailbox for handing in your documents. In the interest of all, please avoid personal enquiries.
Is my disputation going to take place?
We advise you to move the date of your disputation. Please contact the chairperson of your examining committee.
Is it possible to have a video conference disputation?
The disputant is not allowed to take part by video conference.
In very urgent cases when the date of the disputation cannot be changed and the participants of the examining committee cannot take part in person, the participants of the examining committee can be replaced (by the chairperson of your examining committee) as a first action.
In principle, according to § 14 paragraph 1 of the doctoral program regulations, a video conference for individual members of the examining committee can already be admitted for the disputation upon application by the main supervisor.
At the moment we work on an implementing regulation for this.
Can I hand in my dissertation in digital format alternatively?
Yes, instead of four printed versions of your dissertation, you can send a pdf by E-mail to prommnfuni-potsdamde. Alternatively, you can provide your file via Box-UP. Forwarding your pdf file to the reviewers is exclusively done by the Promotionsgeschäftsstelle. In case the E-mail cannot be forwarded, please check the data size of your pdf file and try to reduce it. After the current situation has normalized, a printed copy should be handed in for inspection by third parties. If necessary, a printed copy can also be requested by reviewers and must be provided subsequently.