What career opportunities are available to doctoral students and postdocs?
Doc.Service is the point of contact for all questions relating to the doctoral studies at the University of Klagenfurt.
We offer three levels of support:
- one-to-one support in person by telephone and e-mail
- information events and workshops
- AAU website on doctoral studies
Admissions and Examinations Office
The Admissions and Examinations Office is responsible for admissions, recognition of qualifications, individual studies, entitlement to study, examinations, completing a programme of study and space requests. The office is therefore the key point of contact for students all the way from matriculation to graduation.
Office of Academic Affairs
The remit of the Office of Academic Affairs includes:
- Approving DISS1 thesis project forms, DISS2 thesis agreements and appointing reviewers (DISS3),
- organising the university’s course offerings,
- managing the teaching budget,
- awarding degrees and organising graduation ceremonies,
- recognising overseas qualifications (Nostrifizierung),
- awarding scholarships for Academic Excellence and support grants.
Doctoral students, funding for doctoral students and junior researchers
Submission of coursework and dissertations, defensiones, final documents.
DISS1 thesis project forms, DISS2 thesis agreements, funding
DISS1 thesis project forms, DISS2 thesis agreements
With firm roots in teaching and research, the services offered by the Writing Centre promote a high level of academic writing among students and researchers, lecturers and administrative staff to ensure good academic practice and the university’s international competitiveness.
The courses offered at the Writing Centre are available to all members of the university, as well as external users and corporate institutes for research, training and continuing education that want to address their in-house writing and improve their texts.
The university library is AAU’s academic information centre and provides literature and information media for studying, research, teaching and continuing education. Furthermore, the university library also offers members of the general public in Carinthia specialist literature as part of an academic general library. The AAU university library is the largest library in Carinthia. The origins of the library date back to the second half of the sixteenth century. The university library is home to around 950,000 printed books and extensive e-resources.
The Personnel Development and Health Management organisational unit supports the rectorate by providing expertise in personal development and suggesting appropriate measures. The centre is responsible for coordinating internal continuing education at AAU and offering an up-to-date range of continuing education courses each semester. It also organises the basic training courses for new staff members.
Health support at AAU is also provided by the unit. Its aim is to integrate health-promoting measures at all levels of the university and develop as an example for the entire region. The maintenance and promotion of health and physical/psychological well-being among the university’s members is a high priority and engrained in AAU’s key objectives.
ÖH Students Council
The student representative is your first point of contact if you have any questions or problems relating to your programme of study. It offers professional, personal advice and support and also organises other activities alongside daily student life. When you start your programme, it is a good idea to use the services provided by your student representative so you are able to overcome any initial obstacles. You can get personal advice during one of their welcome and info days.
The student representative can send students to the curricular commission, so it also makes a contribution to programme-related agendas, such as course offerings or curriculum amendments.
Every subject has its own student representative.
Network & support
As member of the Young-Scientists-Mentoring-Programme at AAU, students receive guidance and advice for a fixed period of time from an experienced researcher in a relevant scientific community at another research Institute.
The Young Researchers Think Tank is a working group overseen by the Vice-Rector for Research which deals with career progression for young researchers.