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Doctoral studies

Why do a doctorate?

With a doctorate, you prove your expert status in your field and lay the foundation for an academic career. Skills acquired here, such as problem-solving ability, self-organization, and motivation, also qualify you for management positions in large companies.

But above all, the doctorate gives you the opportunity to work largely self-determined and very intensively with your field of interest. If you enjoy scientific work, the doctorate can be very fulfilling – especially computer science as a pioneering scientific discipline is developing rapidly and always offers new questions and challenges that are just waiting to be solved.

Why do a doctorate at our faculty?

The ecosystem of our faculty offers unique opportunities for an exciting PhD project, where you will be supervised by renowned researchers. Through a close network of universities, research institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy or the Center of Advanced Internet Studies and a strong IT industry, the city of Bochum is increasingly becoming the capital of IT and IT security. This is due not least to the excellently trained specialists who receive broad support here during their doctoral studies.

RUB Research School

All doctoral researchers of the 21 faculties are part of the RUB Research School. The central graduate school of the RUB provides doctoral researchers and post-docs with an interdisciplinary and comprehensive qualification, service and support offer.