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Supervision of Doctoral Projects

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The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences ensures optimal conditions for the supervision of doctoral projects. Our model involves the close cooperation of an advisory team. All admitted doctoral students are advised on the academic research of their project, in particular by their primary supervisor. The doctoral student contacts the prospective supervisor in advance to discuss the topic and reach an agreement before admission. During the first year, students are requested to find a secondary advisor for their project. Students and both supervisors sign a supervision contract supporting the relationship no later than twelve months after the doctoral student has enrolled.

Doctoral students can apply for the admission of an external second or third supervisor at any time.

Many doctoral students will be required to finish a dissertation proposal after the first year of conducting the research project. The dissertation proposal will be discussed with several professors in the respective research area, including professors in adjacent fields where possible.

Dr Johannes Antweiler (supply chain management) is happy to serve as ombudsperson for all doctoral students.