University of Bayreuth Graduate School
The University of Bayreuth Gradudate School (UBTGS) is an institution open to all doctoral students at the University of Bayreuth and supports all doctoral studies in the faculties, graduate centers and their doctoral programs. It is a support and service institution for all aspects of doctoral studies. It offers numerous interdisciplinary workshops in the qualification programme.
All doctoral students of the University of Bayreuth can become members of the UBTGS as a central funding institution of the university. The prerequisite is acceptance for doctoral studies by a doctoral institution (faculty, graduate school, graduate center). The UBTGS supports all doctoral students with measures such as an individual budget or free qualification programs. However, it is not a doctoral institution; you cannot do your doctorate there.
The common goal is to foster an international, national and interdisciplinary network of all doctoral students and create the best conditions for doctoral studies.
The UBTGS is a central academic institution of the University of Bayreuth. All regulations concerning the UBTGS can be found in the statute (only available in German).
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Members: Membership is open to all doctoral students 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 of Directors: The Board of Directors decides on all contents and procedures of the UBTGS. The board is chaired by the director.
Director: Prof. Hans-Werner Schmidt, Macromolecular Chemistry I
Plenary Assembly of Doctoral Students: All doctoral students form the plenary assembly. They elect 4 representatives for the board. The speaker of these representatives represents the UBTGS with an advisory vote in the Senate of the University.
Office: The office supports the organs of the UBTGS and all members.
- How do I become a member?Hide
You can become a member of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School if you have been accepted for doctoral studies by a doctoral 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 studies" to the doctoral institution in accordance with the 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 doctoral institution has accepted your doctorate.
The membership status of doctoral students at the University of Bayreuth has been regulated in the University's Grundordnung since April 19, 2019 and is independent from membership in the UBT Graduate School:
"1Doctoral students at the University of Bayreuth are members of the University of Bayreuth according to Article 17, Section 1, Sentence 6 BayHschG, even if they are not enrolled as students and are not employed by the University. 2They are not assigned to any member group according to Art. 17 para. 2 sentence 1 BayHSchG and they are neither eligible to vote nor to be elected according to BayHSchWO." (§1 Abs. 5 Grundordnung) (The translation serves only as a guideline and is not legally binding)
The doctoral candidates thus have access to the resources of the university, which are only available for members of the university. This includes the use of the IT service center or the library with its services. Membership to the group of students may result, for example, from enrollment in a doctoral program. During a corresponding employment relationship, the assignment to the group of scientific employees takes place.