Doing a Doctorate at the Doctoral Center IWIT
IWIT stands for a special research strength in engineering sciences & information technologies. Since 2021, you can do your doctorate at this Doctoral Center without cooperating with a university. To this end, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences works closely with the Anhalt and Harz Universities of Applied Sciences.
Welcome to the Doctoral Center IWIT
At the Doctoral Center for Engineering Sciences and Information Technologies (IWIT), early career researchers can obtain the following academic degrees:
Doctor of Engineering or Doctor of Science in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)
Doctor of Natural Sciences or Doctor of Science (Dr. rer. nat.)
With the awarding of the independent right to confer doctoral degrees, the extraordinary research strength of the universities of applied sciences in Saxony-Anhalt was recognized. Now the universities of applied sciences can independently lead researchers on their way to their doctoral degrees. The Doctoral Center IWIT combines the competences of the universities of applied sciences in Anhalt, Harz and Merseburg.
Excellent support at three universities of applied sciences
The pronounced interdisciplinarity and the broad expertise of the professors involved from the three universities of applied sciences in Anhalt, Harz and Merseburg are the special strengths of the cross-university Doctoral Center IWIT. For your doctorate, you will have supervisors from several fields of engineering sciences and information technologies at your side. Doctoral students can choose between seven research areas and, thus, place their topic precisely.
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering and Geodesy
- Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology
- Chemical and Environmental Engineering
- Applied Natural Sciences
- Applied Computer Science
- Information Processing and Communication Technologies
Forward-looking ideas for the environment and society
The doctoral students of the Doctoral Center IWIT make a valid contribution towards meeting future challenges regarding digitalization, artificial intelligence, climate change and sustainability. Therefore, the Doctoral Center IWIT bundles marketable ideas and innovative strength and, thus, shapes the technological change towards a sustainable society.
Do you have an idea?
Do you have an idea for a dissertation topic in the field of engineering sciences and information technologies and are interested in doing a doctorate at a university of applied sciences in Saxony-Anhalt? At first you should read the doctoralregulations of the Doctoral Center IWIT. Then look for a professor at the Doctoral Center IWIT who would like to supervise the topic. The best thing to do is to make an appointment with the potential supervisor to present the topic and win them over to support your project. In the next step, you conclude a doctorate agreement with your supervisor and submit the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate with all the necessary documents to the doctoral committee. This also includes writing an exposé on the doctoral project. You can find the required documents here.
The application including all required documents must be submitted both by post and digitally to the contact person at the university where your (first) supervisor is located. It is essential that the postal and digital versions match exactly (e.g. certified certificates and documents must also be scanned in). If the supervisor is located at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, please send the documents to Sandra Dietzel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prorektorat für Forschung, Wissenstransfer und Existenzgründung
z.Hd. Sandra Dietzel (RZ/32)
Meetings of the Doctoral Committee
The doctoral committee meets every first Thursday of the month.
Please submit your acceptance application in full to Sandra Dietzel (email@example.com) at least two weeks before the date of the meeting!
This project is supported by the Center of Advanced Scientific Education.
Management of the IWIT
Speaker of the Board
Prof. Dr. Eduard Siemens, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Deputy Speaker of the Board
Prof. Dr. Frieder Stolzenburg, Harz University of Applied Sciences
Member of the Management
Prof. Dr. Mathias Seitz, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
Supervising Professors at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
Supervising Professors at Anhalt and Harz University of Applied Sciences
You can download the required documents here.