The reform of doctoral education in Europe has had a particular impact on the universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Germany. In line with intensified research activities, the number of graduates pursuing a doctoral project at a UAS has increased. In order to offer excellent doctoral education and ensure high quality  supervision and training, UAS have started to implement innovative support measures for their doctoral candidates. Since the promotion of female researchers is a top priority of TH Köln, the institution designed a coaching program for female doctoral candidates within this context.

23.06.2017 | Elena Martins, Birgit Szczyrba, Petra Liedtke & Klaus Becker