Doctorate and Habilitation
- Habilitationsordnung der Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
der Universität Hamburg (Habilitation regulations) (PDF) of 18 January 2017 (German)
- Satzung zur Sicherung Guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis
und zur Vermeidung wissenschaftlichen Fehlverhaltens
an der Universität Hamburg (PDF directive to ensure good scientific practice) of 15 May 2014 (German)
- Overview of completed Habilitationen (PDF) of 15 August 2022 (German)
For questions about Habilitation regulations and procedures contact the office of the Vice Dean for Research at forschung.wiso@uni‑hamburg.de(forschung.wiso"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
Please note that the "Lehrbefugnis als Privadozentin bzw. Privatdozent" (authorization to teach as a private lecturer at Universität Hamburg) is not automatically granted with the Habilitation, but that an application must be submitted to the Dean's Office. Further information can be found in the Privatdozentursatzung of Universität Hamburg.
- Privatdozentursatzung (PDF) (German)
If you have any questions regarding the "Privatdozentur", please contact the office of the Vice Dean for Research at firstname.lastname@example.org( forschung.wiso"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
Since 2010, the Graduate School has been offering a structured program for doctoral training in the three departments of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.
The goals of the Graduate School include
- assuring the quality of education;
- establishing doctoral degree programs;
- supporting internationalization;
- enhancing cooperation between departments within the Faculty;
- increasing the national and international visibility of Faculty research and
- improving equal opportunity and work-life balance for academics with families.
For all questions regarding doctoral matters at the WiSo Graduate School, please contact the Graduate School team. The contact details can be found via this link.
Information on the Research Training Groups in which the faculty is involved can be found via this link.
Information on other support opportunities for doctoral and early career researchers at Universität Hamburg and beyond can be found below.
Abt. 4 Support for Doctoral and Early Career Researchers
The colleagues in the team for support for doctoral and early career researchers of the central university administration advise and support young researchers primarily in the areas of third-party funding, doctoral funding, postdoctoral funding, the establishment of Research Training Groups and the application for travel grants. You can find further information here.
HR development department of Universität Hamburg
Th HR development department of Universität Hamburg offers a range of training and individual coaching measures for academics in the doctoral and postdoc phases, including webcasts on topics such as applying for a professorship or paths out of academia. You can find out more about the current programme and what is offered in the so-called career development cycle here.
Hamburg Research Academy
The Hamburg Research Academy (HRA) is a central contact point of nine Hamburg universities for those interested in doctoral studies, doctoral candidates, postdocs, junior professors and their academic advisors. There you will find comprehensive information on how to promote your academic career at Hamburg's universities and research institutions as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary qualification. You can find the services offered by the HRA here.
Nature Career Feature
The journal Nature offers basic information and experience reports on scientific careers, especially on the application for external funding, in easily readable formats and at irregular intervals. Although the focus is on the Anglo-American academic community as well as on natural science disciplines, some interesting aspects for the social and economic sciences are regularly included. Click here for the Nature Career Feature.