The Way to your PhD
The first step: Find your topic and your supervisor(s)
The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) has recommended to the State Ministry of Culture and Science that the HAW located in NRW be granted their own right to award doctorates in future via the PK NRW. If the Ministry agrees, there will be two options for doing a doctorate at the H-BRS in future:
1. doctorate with the PK NRW
You carry out your research project at the H-BRS. Supervision is provided by a professor from the H-BRS and two other professors from the corresponding subject group of the PK NRW. The doctoral degree is awarded by the Doctoral College NRW.
2. cooperative PhD with a university with its own right to award doctorates
You carry out your research project at the H-BRS. Supervision is provided by a professor at the H-BRS and a second person from a university with a right to confer doctoral degrees. The doctorate is awarded by the cooperating university.