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Doctoral School of Architecture

In the Doctoral School of Architecture, you can broaden your experience in basic or applied research in the field of Architecture. You conduct independent research on a high academic level and communicate directly with the supervisor of your dissertation. Individual supervision helps guide discussions on your research topics and encourages and supports other relevant academic aspects of the programme.



  • Conduct independent research in the field of architecture and related fields
  • Find and describe solutions for scientific and technological problems
  • Prepare, publish and defend research findings

Courses (curricular workload)

  • Build up a broad base of knowledge about the scientific work and research on your dissertation topic and specialize on this topic
  • Deepen your knowledge in the following areas:
    • Current research (lecture series)
    • Research in cultural studies of architecture
    • Buildings and energy
    • Buildings and function
  • Exchange information on the progress of and results from your dissertation with your supervisor and other students
How structured scientific work can be accomplished effectively will be taught in the available seminars and lectures, which provide a focused, discursive learning environment. On one hand, the individual approaches to the work, and on the other hand, the dissertation topic in a broader scientific context, will be reflected upon using different methods. The lecturers are competent, critical partners for dialogue and encourage participation in international scientific discourse.
PhD students in Architecture, dissertation seminar in the summer semester of 2015

Information and Advice

Admission Deadlines

Admissions to doctoral studies are possible in the current semester at any time up to a maximum of ten days before the start of the general admission period of the following semester. Admission deadlines

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

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Teaching staff and Institutes

Teaching staff

People with license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation.
Information about the areas of expertise and publications of the teaching staff can be found on their respective business cards. Teaching staff