Right to Award Doctoral Degrees
On the recommendation of the German Council of Science and Humanities, ZU was given the right to independently award doctoral and postdoctoral degrees (professorial teaching qualification) by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Arts and Sciences (MWK), thereby formally achieving scientific and research-oriented parity with the state universities.
“The completed and pending doctoral procedures conducted in cooperation with other universities highlight ZU’s capability to award doctoral degrees,” reports the Council of Science and Humanities . Since 2003, there have been more than 80 doctoral degrees earned by young ZU scientists, and there are currently an additional 90 pending. The doctoral programs will be further expanded within the scope of the established Zeppelin University Graduate School | ZUGS.