Contact & Service

Graduate Center

Dr. Himeh Kowalewski

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3503

Graduate Center

(On parental leave)

Mirjam Heetkamp

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3062

Doctoral Convention


Melanie Verena Werner

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3627

Duc Son Nguyen

  • Phone: +49 214-32831-4708


Become a Member

Are you a doctoral candidate at TH Köln and would like to benefit from the services offered by the Graduate Center? Then simply contact the service desk of the Graduate Center.

Doctoral Convention

Sprecherin 2018 Melanie Werner - Speaker of the Doctoral Convention (Image: TH Köln)

At one of the first events, the doctoral candidates also elected two doctorates  functioning as speakers of the doctoral convention who consists of all candidates that are registered in the Graduate Center of TH Köln.

The speakers are always available for any questions regarding a graduation and guarantee that everyone's voice should be heard. Furthermore, they serve as a united voice for all doctoral students during regular meetings with representatives of the university administration.

Meet and Greets For Doctoral Candidates

Stellvertretender Sprecher 2018 Duc Son Nguyen - Deputy Speaker of the Doctoral Convention (Image: TH Köln)

The yearly "Afternoon for Doctorates" is always a special highlight after all the hard work that all of the candidates are investing in their doctoral and research work.

Since 2012, doctoral candidates have the possibility to get to know each other more personally and get in contact with the university administration. Next to information concerning doctoral studies at TH Köln, the "Afternoon for Doctorates" provides a regular panel to express thoughts, criticism or desires with regard to the general process of a graduation.