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Graduate Center

Mirjam Heetkamp

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3062

Graduiertenzentrum Visual Key (Image: TH Köln)

Early-Stage Researchers

Even though TH Köln is not permitted to confer doctoral degrees in compliance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act, it explicitly welcomes and supports doctorate projects carried out in cooperation with universities. More than 150 doctoral candidates are currently researching at TH Köln – a trend that is set to grow even further in the upcoming years.

Graduate Center

The Graduate Center of TH Köln is signed as a central contact point for everyone interested in or already executing a doctoral project at TH Köln. It provides comprehensive information as well as personal advice and support in organizational concerns.

Transferable Skill Courses

For a successful accomplishment of every doctoral project it is mandatory to access other core competencies, next to professional expertise on the area of research. Apart from self-discipline and time management, it is also necessary to develop special writing and research skills for drafting your doctoral thesis.

The Competence Center of TH Cologne offers, more than 50 different learning sessions to additionally support the doctoral candidates, all in cooperation with the Graduate Center TH Köln.

Das Team des SPOTSeven Lab mit Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein steht zwischen den Fontänen eines Springbrunnens. (Image: Dirk Adolphs/TH Köln)

SPOTSeven Lab

SPOTSeven is an academic working group at TH Köln (Cologne University of Applied Sciences – Fachhochschule Köln). The SPOTSeven team consists of researchers working together under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein. The SPOTSeven Lab is located at TH Köln, Campus Gummersbach and well connected to several research groups. Students can do their PhD studies in Dortmund, Leiden, and Amsterdam.