The promotion of young scientists is a core concern of the Chair. The essential goal is to cultivate doctoral studies at the Faculty of Architecture. The Chair actively supports academic staff in their dissertation projects. Synergies with research projects and teaching formats are leveraged for this purpose. Current dissertation projects are supervised in the format of a regular doctoral colloquium, which also promotes exchange between doctoral students. Research staff and doctoral students are encouraged and supported to participate actively in an international conference once a year and to submit at least one scientific publication.

Graduate College Mittelstadt (Medium-sized towns)

The consortium of the Chairs for Planning Theory and Urban Development, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Housing Development (Junior Professorship) at RWTH Aachen University, as well as the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Stuttgart and the Chair for Politics, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam have won the Robert Bosch Foundation’s call for proposals for “Fokus Mittelstadt: Inter- und transdisziplinäres Graduiertenkolleg über Zukunftsfragen kleiner Mittelstädte" (Medium-sized Towns: Inter- and Transdisciplinary Graduate College on Future Issues of Smaller Medium-Sized Towns). The Graduate College was established during the winter term 2019/20.

Current doctoral theses
Completed theses