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Biodiversitaet_PhD

Kontakt:
Fachberatung
Göttinger Zentrum für Biodiversitätsforschung und Ökologie
PD Dr. Dirk Gansert
Untere Karspüle 2
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39 12404
Fax. +49 551 39 5701

dganser@gwdg.de





Subject information

Biological Diversity and Ecology (Ph.D./doctoral studies)


Subject: Biological Diversity and Ecology
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start of programme: winter or summer semester
Admission: admission restricted (application with the faculty)
Admission for international applicants: admission restricted (application with the university)
Terms of admission: interview
Language requirements: good knowledge of English (mother tongue/internationally acknowledged certificate/equivalent knowledge)




Course description
The doctoral studies programme qualifies for scientific work in the areas of biodiversity and ecology in university and non-university research institutes. It leads to a Ph.D. or a doctorate.

The subject in Göttingen: fields, main areas of research
Main areas of study and research with the 19 professorships associated with the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology

Programme structure
The central object of the doctoral studies programme is the production of a dissertation. Additionally, an average of 3 credits must be earned each semester in interdisciplinary or subject-related activities (courses, colloquiums, etc.); 3 of these credits must be earned each year by the completion of interdisciplinary activities held in English. In this way and by submitting work reports to the examination board at regular intervals, a total of 20 credits must be earned.

Optional/recommended profiles
Main areas of study and research with the 19 professorships associated with the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology

Professions
The graduates of the doctoral studies programme will become the next generation of scientists at scientific institutes of research and teaching, such as universities, Max Planck Institutes, as well as regional and national laboratories and centres of research. Furthermore, they can work in executive positions with the administration and agencies concerned with the environment or nature conservation, as well as with national and international organisations in the areas of conservation or agronomy/forestry.
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