University of Bremen- Dual doctorate: a unique program celebrates doctoral candidates

The dual doctorate at the University of Bremen enables a didactic doctorate to be combined with a legal clerkship. The first and second cohorts will be celebrated in a public digital event on January 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please register by January 8, 2021.
After a greeting from the Senator and the Vice President of the University for Research, Young Academics and Transfer, Professor Jutta Günther, there will be several speeches. The five dual doctoral students of the first cohort will give lectures on their research projects. The new cohort consists of eight people. They become an “ elevator pitch”- each giving a short lecture – about their research projects, which they will start with from January 2021. The young scientists deal, for example, with the prevention of anti-Semitism in schools or digital education in non-technical subjects in primary schools We especially like the fact that the new cohort is the first to include two dual doctoral students from the university’s vocational teaching post, ”says Professor Sabine Doff, Director of the Center for Teacher Training and Educational Research and head of the program.

About the dual doctorate
The dual doctorate in teacher training at the Bremen location is a qualification program that is unique in Germany for those who have completed all teaching posts. It has been the University of Bremen’s first structured doctoral program since July 2020. In the program, the scholarship holders develop their research project in collaboration with the Bremen schools. They then complete their legal clerkship there and collect the data for their dissertation.

During their doctorate, they are involved in a doctoral program that is jointly designed by the University of Bremen, the relevant actors from universities and schools, and the State Institute for Schools (LIS). There are also collaborations with other university institutions such as the BYRD youth center at the University of Bremen – the Bremen Early Career Researcher Development .

The dual doctorate takes a total of four years. Doctoral candidates complete the program with a doctorate and the second state examination. They are funded by the University of Bremen with a monthly grant of 1,300 euros (plus 103 euros flat rate for material costs). The program for the first cohort of five prospective teachers ended in winter 2020.

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