We are pleased that you are interested in a doctorate at our faculty!

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

Have you completed your studies in a degree programme at a scientific university? You have developed a passion and curiosity for your field of study and are interested in further deepening your study/research content? Do you like to work scientifically, independently and carefully? Then you already have the most important prerequisites for a doctorate!

At the Faculty of Cultural Studies, we see the promotion of our young academics as an important task and would therefore like to provide you with the most important information on the topic of doctoral studies on the following pages. We look forward to working with you!

You can find the contents of the page area for those interested in doctoral studies 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

Doing a PhD?

Are you looking for initial information on advice and funding opportunities in the context of your doctorate? Do you want to find further literature in the context of your doctoral interest or participate in programmes and workshops? You can find initial information on our web pages on the topic of "Doing a doctorate?

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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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International matters

Are you interested in an international doctorate and thinking about a stay at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at Paderborn University? 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.

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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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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 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