Graduate Academy – Science Section

Current doctoral projects at the Faculty of Science are centralized at the newly founded Graduate Academy of the University of Tübingen - Science Section (Section of the Faculty of Science). The administrative aspects of each particular doctoral project are managed by the faculty (based on the valid doctoral studies regulations). The scientific supervision of each project is decentralized, and the respective department, institute, center or research group is responsible for it.

At the Faculty of Science, most graduate projects are realized individually.

There are several different structures offered for doctoral programs, for example special research programs (SFB), postgraduate colleges, or cooperative research projects.



The main goal of the Graduate Academy is to improve the supervision of and support for young researchers. Additional goals are:

  • Support of international and institutional cooperations concerning doctoral projects
  • Support of interdisciplinary exchange and networks among young researchers
  • Further improvement of scientific support for doctoral students through additional programs to enhance professional and job-related skills in close cooperation with the Central Graduate Academy of the University of Tübingen 
  • Development of additional necessary competencies after doctoral studies
  • Increasing the percentage of international doctoral students and young researchers


Contact Information

Faculty of Science, Central Management Office


Prof. Dr. Thilo Stehle

Vice Dean for Research


Dr. Aurelia Lara Boy

Head of Advisory Boards