- Only members of the faculty with habilitation can be supervisors of a dissertation
- The topic of a dissertation should be aligned with research interests of potential supervisors
- Check the faculty pages and look at publications of potential supervisors to learn about their research interests.
- It is highly recommended to contact and look for supervisors before finally applying to the program
Here you find information about potential fields of dissertations, requirements for a the dissertation and the participation in the dissertation seminars at Universities of Innsbruck and Linz.
Fields of potential dissertations
Requirements for the dissertation
- A dissertation is a scientific work to show the capacity of candidates to conduct own scientific research
- The dissertation can be written in the following fields:
- Note: the field of the dissertation must be equal to the chosen elective course (§8(2) of the curriculum)
- A dissertation can be a monograph or cumulative (standard case)
- Requirements for a cumulative dissertation:
- at least three articles
- at least two articles need to be accepted for presentation at an peer-reviewed international conference
- the second requirement can be waived if at least one article is accepted or forthcoming in an international peer-reviewed journal.
- a seperate introduction in front of the articles to explain the connection between the articles (with regard to contents and methods)
- In case of several authors, the own contribution needs to be stated as well in the introduction
- In the course of the second year of the study, students should finish the dissertation agreement with their supervisors
- Note that each university has its own regulations. Please contact the local responsible person for more details
Requirements for participation in the dissertation seminar
- Students present and discuss their research with fellow PhD students and members of the faculty
- Students need to take one seminar at the University of Innsbruck and one seminar at JKU Linz
- Students can only present if they already have a supervisor, hence a valid dissertation agreement.