The entry into a thematic doctoral programme (Doktoratsprogramm) is contingent upon first gaining admission to a doctoral degree programme (Doktoratsstudium) at the University of Klagenfurt. More detailed information on the individual profile, the course programme, the admission procedure as well as the requirements for completion can be found on the webpages of the respective thematic doctoral programmes.
A thematic doctoral programme (Doktoratsprogramm) expands and supplements the university’s current suite of doctoral degree programmes (Doktoratsstudien). It aims to enhance research, teaching and qualification at the doctoral level. In a thematic doctoral programme, scholars (lecturers and doctoral candidates) join together to form larger communities to foster research in a thematic field as well as in the respective individual projects – also across faculties or in cooperation with other universities, if desired. Doctoral candidates receive structured supervision and training on a specific topic and are given support concerning the successful pursuit of an academic career at an international level. A coordinated and long-term course programme, as well as the embedding in a research context, form the organisational framework of a thematic doctoral programme. Its teaching plan, harmonised in terms of content and didactics, is designed for three years following the regular study duration for doctoral degree programmes (as per § 54 para. 4 UG, Austrian Universities Act).
Thematic doctoral programmes