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University of Bayreuth Graduate School (UBTGS)Hide

The University of Bayreuth Gradudate School (UBTGS) is an institution open to all doctoral candidates at the University of Bayreuth and supports all doctorates in the faculties, graduate centers and their doctoral programs. It is a support and service institution for general aspects of doctoral training. It offers numerous interdisciplinary workshops in the qualification programme.

All doctoral candidates of the University of Bayreuth can become members of the UBTGS as a central support and funding institution of the university. The prerequisite is acceptance for doctoral research by a degree granting institution (faculty, graduate school, graduate center). The UBTGS supports all doctoral candidates with measures such as an individual budget or free qualification programs. However, it is not a degree granting institution; you cannot get a doctorate through UBTGS.

The common goal is to foster an international, national and interdisciplinary network of all doctoral candidates and create the best conditions for doctoral training.

The UBTGS is a central academic institution of the University of Bayreuth. All regulations concerning the UBTGS can be found in the statute.

Organization of UBTGS

Members: Membership is open to all doctoral candidates of the University of Bayreuth. It is voluntary, admission is upon application. Members are also the university professors who are on the board of the UBTGS.

Board: The board decides on all contents and procedures of the UBTGS. The board is chaired by the Director.

Vice President for Research and Young Scholars and Director:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel

Deputy Director:

Prof. Dr. Markus Möstl


Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Senker


Prof. Dr. Susan Arndt


Prof. Dr. Daniel Baier

Faculty I:

Prof. Dr. Lars Grüne

Faculty II:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Ersfeld

Faculty III:

Prof. Dr. Markus Möstl

Faculty IV:

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Ernst

Faculty V:

Prof. Dr. Martin Ott

Faculty VI:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Ruckdäschel

Faculty VII:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Römpp

Women's representative:

Prof. Dr. Heike Feldhaar

Spokesman of the doctoral students' representation:

Tobias Siegert


Muhadj Adnan


Christina Schwarz


Alireza Madadi

Ombudsperson for Junior Scholars (permanent guest):Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bauer

General Assembly of Doctoral Candidates: All doctoral candidates form the general assembly. They elect 4 representatives for the board. The speaker of these representatives represents the UBTGS with an advisory function in the Senate of the University.

Office: The office supports the organs of the UBTGS and all members.

How do I become a member?

You can become a member of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School if you have been accepted for doctoral research by a degree granting institution (faculty or graduate programme). To do so, you must have registered with a doctoral institution via BayDoc and submitted an application for "acceptance for doctoral research" to the respective institution in accordance with their doctoral regulations. After your doctorate has been accepted, you can apply for membership in the UBTGS (see the Graduate School tab in BayDoc).

Please note: You can only apply for membership within a period of 12 months after your have been accepted for doctorate.

The membership status of doctoral candidates at the University of Bayreuth has been regulated in the University's Grundordnung since January 9, 2023 in § 1 (6).

Junior Scholars (Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs (WiN))Hide

The Junior Scholar Office offers advice, support and training during the doctorate in the University of Bayreuth Graduate School and after the doctorate in the WiN Academy. Target groups after the doctorate are postdocs, Habilitation candidates, junior research group leader and junior professors.

Interdisciplinary offers enable an optimal research and working environment in addition to the scientific work. The offer includes financial support, advice and coaching during and between career stages, networking and a workshop programme on transferable skills.

Registration for the qualification program takes place via the WiN-UBT portal.

Webmaster: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz

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