HAW Hamburg professors supervise doctoral students' research activities jointly with professors at German and international universities.
The form of cooperation adopted by HAW Hamburg and each German or international university is agreed on an individual basis for each doctoral student supervised. The decision to award a doctoral degree is made by the appropriate committees and bodies of the supervising university and is based on that university's regulations for the granting of PhDs.
Alongside the cooperative doctoral degrees offered with HAW Hamburg's formal cooperation partners, numerous doctoral degrees are carried out as part of individualised cooperation agreements with universities and as part of collaborative research training groups.
HAW Hamburg partnerships
HAW Hamburg works with numerous universities and research institutions in Germany. The majority of cooperative doctoral degrees are organised at the level of the individual. In order to support doctoral students with consistent standards for cooperative doctoral degrees, HAW Hamburg strives to complete formal cooperation agreements for cooperative doctoral studies.
You can find information about the cooperation agreements within Germany here:
In order to improve the options for cooperative doctoral studies at HAW Hamburg, the university signed formal agreements regarding structured cooperative doctoral programmes with international universities several years ago. Students are actively supported by the HAW Hamburg Graduate Centre from the planning stage through to graduation.
Additional information about HAW Hamburg's formal doctoral cooperation agreements is available here:
Research training groups are units at universities that are intended to promote the development of junior researchers and which focus particularly on doctoral study. At HAW Hamburg, research training groups are generally established through the acquisition of external funding in cooperation with the partner universities entitled to award doctoral degrees.
You can find information about the research training groups currently underway here: