Doctoral Education

PhD programmes are cornerstones of research and higher education. They create new findings and expand scientific knowledge, generate benefits for the economy and society through innovation, and play an essential role in the further development of academic higher education.

Innovations as Tools for the Further Development of Society

On the path towards achieving their doctor’s degree, young researchers acquire the skills and competencies it takes to conduct original research meeting high scientific standards. By intensively focusing on a certain topic, the PhD students not only gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and problems in their specific field but also train their critical thinking and analytical abilities and acquire new problem-solving skills. All this is vital when it comes to training a new generation of researchers who further advance science, economy, and society in a positive direction.

Driving Force for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Application

Moreover, PhD students assume an important role in higher education because they integrate scientific research into teaching and supervise the next generation of scientists. This means that the PhD education is an essential driving force in knowledge creation, dissemination, and application. In other words, it is indispensable for overcoming complex global challenges and promoting societal progress.

St. Pölten UAS Support for PhD Projects

Members of the St. Pölten UAS have various possibilities to pursue a doctoral education and receive comprehensive support from the University of Applied Sciences in doing so. These offers of support include special further training offers, PhD cooperations at the institutional level, cooperative doctoral programmes, and qualification agreements.