We look forward to advising you as a doctoral student at our faculty!

On these web pages we would like to inform you about all the topics related to a doctorate at our faculty. We have shown the most important steps for you in the graphic on the right.

At the Faculty of Cultural Studies, we see the promotion of academics in qualification phases as an important task. The doctorate serves as proof of special scientific knowledge and skills, with which the doctoral candidate is awarded the doctoral degree Dr*in. phil. after completion of the doctoral procedure. On our website you will find information on planning and financing doctoral projects, on stays abroad, networks and other advisory services and workshops.

  • Dr. Anda-Lisa Harmening will be happy to answer any basic questions you may have about doctoral studies.
  • If you have questions about the formalities of the doctoral process, please contact Sophie Jacobs.
  • The committee that supervises your doctoral procedure is the doctoral committee.
  • If you have questions about possible topics and concrete supervision, please contact the professors in your subject.
  • For questions about stays abroad and for all incoming students at KW, please contact Anke Riebau.
  • You can find the contents of the page area for doctoral students by clicking on "Menu" at the top right.

The next events of the GKW

16.10.2023, 14:00-17:00: KW writes better together.
19.10.2023, 16:00-17:30: Informal knowledge about the higher education system.

For more information on the events, please see the posters below.

All UPB events can be found in our calendar of events sorted by status group.

Newsletter of the GKW

Our subscribable newsletter informs you about news from the field of the Graduate Centre (events, deadlines, project announcements, etc.).

Email distribution list

You will receive all relevant information for your status group once a week via the respective status group distribution lists for doctoral candidates, postdocs and junior professors. You are welcome to send requests for admission to our e-mail address.

Further information

The doctoral procedure

Would you like to get an overview of formalities, doctorates already completed at the KW of the UPB as well as possibilities of publishing your doctoral dissertation? Would you like to receive information on the doctoral committee or on scientific practice? We will be happy to provide you with information on our web pages on the topic of "The doctoral process".

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Are you interested in possible financing options during your doctorate? On our web pages on the topic of "Financing" we give you an overview of various financing options.

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You are an international doctoral student and are thinking about a stay at the UPB or you are planning a stay abroad as a doctoral student at the UPB? On our web pages on the topic of "International Affairs" you will find an initial overview of formalities and also have access to checklists for planning your stay.


Are you looking for exchange opportunities with postdocs from our faculty or would you like to register as a scholarship holder in the scholarship network? Are you interested in interdisciplinary workshops? You can find more information on our web pages on the topic of "Networks".

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You want to plan your own career or exchange ideas about it? Do you want to participate in coaching as well as training for further education? On our web pages on the topic of "Careers" you will find links to programmes and opportunities to find out about your career options.

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Information for supervisors of doctoral candidates

Are you a supervisor of doctoral researchers and looking for further information? We will be happy to help you on our web pages on the subject of "Information for supervisors of doctoral researchers".

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Are you interested in topics related to gender equality? On our web pages on the topic of "Gender Equality" you will find information about the offers of the central gender equality officers as well as an overview of possible contact points and contact persons.

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Conflict counselling

Are you looking for contact persons and contact points in the context of conflict counselling? On our web pages on the topic of "Conflict Counselling" you will find possible contacts as well as information on conflict counselling at Paderborn University and specifically at the Faculty of Cultural Studies.

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Interest groups

Are you looking for contact persons or institutions with whom you can discuss your interests and wishes? You can find more information on our web pages on the topic of "Interest groups".

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Scientific work

Are you looking for information on self-management, research methods, good scientific practice and research ethics? Are you planning a scientific conference and want to get an overview of planning steps? We are happy to help you on our web pages on the topic of "Scientific Work".

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Doing a doctorate with impairments

You are interested in topics related to doctoral studies with disabilities or need advice on disabilities and/or psychosocial issues. You will find contact persons and further information on our website on the topic of "doctoral studies with impairments".

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In our FAQs you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions in the context of the doctoral process.

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We would like to draw your attention to our website for literature references on doctoral guides and further literature on the doctoral and postdoctoral phase (only available in German).

We are happy to help:

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Dr.in Anda-Lisa Harmening

Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanites

Consultations for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Write email +49 5251 60-3913
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Anke Riebau

Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften

International Relations Manager / Faculty Coordinator Internships Abroad

Write email +49 5251 60-4013
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Sophie Jacobs

Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

Promotionsausschuss & Stipendien

Write email +49 5251 60-3955