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We look forward to advising you as a PhD candidate at our faculty!

On these websites we would like to provide you with information on all topics related to pursuing a PhD at our faculty.

Our faculty holds promoting junior researchers as one of its most important tasks. The doctorate degree serves as proof of exceptional scientific knowledge and skills in your field of expertise, granting the doctoral candidate the doctoral degree Dr. phil. upon completion of the Promotionsverfahren (final phase of the PhD process). On our website you will find information on how to plan and finance your doctoral projects, on stays abroad, networking, further consultation and workshop offers.

Regarding general questions concerning the PhD, Anda-Lisa Harmening is happy to help.

If you have questions regarding the formalities of the Promotionsverfahren, please contact Sophie Jacobs.

The PhD board supervises your Promotionsverfahren.

If you have questions regarding possible topics or the supervision of your thesis, please contact the professors of your subject (only available in German).

Please contact Anke Riebau with questions regarding stays abroad or if you are an international incoming doctoral candidate or postdoc of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

You will find all websites related to pursuing a PhD via the blue navigation bar on the top of the page.

Current GKW events

Please register at: gradz(at)kw.uni-paderborn(dot)de


Please take a look at our website listing recommendations for PhD guides and further reading on the doctoral and postdoctoral phase (only available in German).

Further Information

Dr. Anda-Lisa Harmening

Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanites

Consultations for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Anda-Lisa  Harmening
+49 5251 60-3913

Office hours:

Sie erreichen mich telefonisch oder per E-Mail und können gerne individuelle Beratungstermine mit mir vereinbaren. Ich freue mich auf unsere Gespräche!


Sophie Jacobs

Dekanat Kulturwissenschaften

Promotionsausschuss & Stipendien, Sekretariat des Dekanats

Sophie Jacobs
+49 5251 60-3955

Office hours:

Sie erreichen mich Mo-Do von 08:30 -12:00 Uhr in Raum C5.307, nachmittags nach Absprache.

Bezüglich Abgabe von Unterlagen und Dissertationen bitte ich um eine kurze Terminabsprache.

Contact for international matters

Anke Riebau

Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

Internationalization / Faculty Coordinator Incoming & Outgoing Students

Anke Riebau
+49 5251 60-4013

Office hours:

Thursdays 1-2pm (no registration needed)

No office hour: 30.03.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions reg.:
Learning Agreements
Study-related and academic questions & problems
Course registration
Exam registration

Feel free to contact me if you have questions... more

Regular Events

Find information about regular events of the Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

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