Doctoral research – first steps
On this page you will find an overview with further links to the most important topics and offers around starting a doctorate at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The Dean's Offices and professors of the faculties are your first point of contact for all organisational and subject-related questions.
If you are an international researcher, please take a closer look at our info page for international early career researchers.
Good to know!
Reading tip: What do I do after my studies? In it's August 2020 edition, the student newspaper ak[due]ll introduces career options after your studies, including tips on how to start a doctorate.Read more (in German)
Decision support and services
The annual Frühjahrsakademie, which takes place in March, is aimed at those interested in a doctorate and at doctoral researchers in the early stages. The aim of the interdisciplinary workshop program is to provide support in the decision-making process and in the initial phase of the doctorate.
The faculties of the UDE provide useful information on doctoral research in the respective subject areas and are available to you as contact persons.