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

On this website we would like to inform you about all topics related to a Dr. phil. at our faculty. 

At the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 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 Dr. phil. degree upon completion of the doctoral procedure. On our pages you will find information on planning and financing doctoral projects, stays abroad, networks and other counselling and workshop offers.

  • Dr Anda-Lisa Harmening will be happy to answer any basic questions you may have about doctoral studies.
  • If you have any questions about the formalities of the doctoral procedure, please contact Sophie Jacobs.
  • The committee that supervises your doctoral procedure is the doctoral committee.
  • If you have any questions about possible topics and specific supervision, please contact the professors in your subject area.
  • Anke Riebau is available for questions about stays abroad and for all incoming students at KW.
  • Anda-Lisa Harmening will be happy to answer any questions you may have about career planning.

Further information

The doctoral procedure

You would like to get an overview of the doctoral procedure and/or find out about the publication of your dissertation information? Are you interested in the tasks of the doctoral committee or the requirements of good scientific practice?

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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.

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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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Equality & Diversity

Are you interested in topics relating to equality and diversity? On our "Equality & Diversity" website, you will find information on the services offered by the central Equal Opportunities Officer 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 who represent your interests as a doctoral student or would you like to get involved in higher education policy yourself? Below you will find links to institutions and contact persons who can help you.

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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, Habilitationen, Stipendien

Write email +49 5251 60-3955