Doctoral Degree at the Faculty EIM

For general information on the doctorate at the Paderborn University, the individual phases of the doctorate (first steps, implementation and completion) and further links, please click here.

The prevalent form of doctorate at the Faculty of EIM is the individual doctorate, where you pursue your research project in your working group under the supervision of your supervisor in his or her working group. In addition, there is the possibility of doing a doctorate in graduate programmes (research training groups, graduate schools, doctoral programmes). The type of doctorate is closely related to its financing. Numerous financing and funding options are available for doctoral studies at the Faculty of EIM. Detailed information can be found here.

For interested female academics, the Paderborn University offers individual coaching and the Equal Opportunities Officer offers the peer mentoring programme "Insight".

The Faculty EIM explains the procedure in its own regulations: Doctoral Regulations (only in German available)

Further information on the doctorate can also be found on the pages of the institutes:

The enforcement of equal opportunities at the level of young academics, the Paderborn University has developed the following measures and support services.

You can find further information here.

Applicants and doctoral candidates with disabilities should contact the assistance for people with disabilities at the Paderborn University.

Information for Doctoral Candidates

Observing the rules of good scientific practice is essential when conducting research projects. In addition to regular courses on this topic, you can find more information here.


The following regular specialist events offer doctoral researchers an excellent opportunity for academic networking.

The excellent academic supervision at the Faculty of EIM is complemented by an attractive extracurricular qualification programme to perfectly prepare you for your future work in academia and business.

The following qualification and networking offers are at your disposal.

Career development and Coaching

In addition to the specific coaching offers for Doctoral Candidates and PostDocs at the Paderborn University, you can find further coaching offers under the following links:

The contact persons for conflicts in the workplace or regarding good scientific practice are:

The following interest groups exist for doctoral candidates employed at the Paderborn University:


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