The structured doctoral programs at TH Köln and their constant further development serve to promote the next generation of scientists and to improve the quality of framework conditions for cooperative doctorates.
Doctoral researchers can exchange information and present their doctoral projects at the doctoral colloquia held at least once a semester at the respective faculties or institutes.
The doctoral programs set up at TH serve the structured and regular supervision of the doctoral candidates and the scientific exchange beyond their own field of work. The doctoral candidates are offered professional qualification offers as well as an individually compiled program.
TH Köln is currently also involved in some publicly funded doctoral colleges. These are mostly set up on an interdisciplinary basis in cooperation with other research institutions and offer doctoral candidates the opportunity to do a doctorate as part of a specific project.