Cooperative doctorate process

A doctorate at THI may take place in cooperation with an university (cooperative doctorate). The consequence for the doctoral candidate is that their proposed dissertation will be supervised by a supervisor from a cooperative university as well as a THI professor. THI has excellent contacts to german and foreign universities.

The exact doctorate process is defined by the regulations for the award of doctoral degrees of the cooperative universities and faculties and thus differs according to each cooperation partner. However, the following five "milestones" characterise the cooperative doctorate process. 

Milestones of a cooperative doctorate


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Managing Director
Dr. Monika Kolpatzik
Phone: +49 841 9348-1560
Room: P207