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Doctorates at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Although universities of applied sciences (UAS) do not have the right to confer doctoral degrees in North Rhine-Westphalia, doctorate projects are explicitly welcome and supervised in partnership with a university.

Pursuing a cooperative doctorate at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to combine theoretical and practical research and to establish contact with representatives from business and industry early on.

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences is a member of the Graduate School for Applied Research in North Rhine-Westphalia, Promotionskolleg NRW (PK NRW). PK NRW’s mission is to gain the right to award doctoral degrees at UAS in North Rhine-Westphalia, to remove barriers to doctorates for graduates from UAS, to support the academic qualification of early stage researchers and to bring together professors from universities and UAS for the joint supervision of PhDs.