Paving the way to the doctorate: UMSICHT Research School

Fraunhofer UMSICHT offers space for development and active support for doctoral candidates.

You are interested in writing a thesis at our institute?

We would like to support you at the best on your way to the aimed title. In the course of our Research School we help you to graduate successfully with a doctoral degree within three or four years.

The UMSICHT Research School consists of several elements:


The supervising professors as well as the supervisors/mentors at the institute agree, in the context of a supervision/mentoring agreement, to regular meetings with the doctoral candidates regarding the progress of the work and adherence to the time and work schedule.


Through doctorate coaching and special continuing education offers tailored to the needs of the doctoral candidates, their competencies are developed further commensurate with requirements. These offers constitute a qualified foundation for the time after the dissertation – at or outside of Fraunhofer UMSICHT. Furthermore, the doctoral candidates are offered colloquia and regular information meetings.


With an internal website specifically created for the doctoral candidates, Fraunhofer UMSICHT
promotes the exchange among them. The networking with the other scientists and employees of the institute as well as with other Fraunhofer Institutes and a variety of external research institutions is furthermore supporting a broad integration of the doctoral candidates into the national and international science community.

Published doctorates at Fraunhofer UMSICHT

»Fraunhofer-Publica« is a multidisciplinary database documenting all publications and patents resulting from the research work of all Fraunhofer Institutes. For a quick overview all published doctoral theses are here filtered out for you.