12th Osnabrücker Conference on Higher Education

In Germany the right to confer PhD degrees is exclusive for universities, though some Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) pilot with their own doctoral programs. At the 12th Osnabrücker Kolloquium on February 26 at the HS Osnabrück, several German experts will discuss how the right to confer PhD degrees can be best extended to Fachhochschulen. Should it be in close collaboration with universities or as their own self-standing PhD programs? What conditions are necessary to allow for high quality degrees for candidates and the labour market? For further information, see: