Support for Doctoral Candidates

WiTfit – fit für die Wissenschaft

Events to equip you for research and work in the sciences.   “WiTfit” topics include:

  • How and where can I find information?  (Digital and analog literature research)
  • What are results and how do I understand them? (Basic knowledge, statistics, conducting studies, evaluating results)
  • Where and how to I start? (time and self-management)

Doctoral candidates can direct suggestions for workshops to the Doctoral Advisory Service.


Doctoral candidates at Trier University of Applied Sciences can use the pages “Doctoral advice” inStud.IP as a discussion forum.

Submission procedures can be requested from the Doctoral Advisory Service.

Transdisciplinary Advisory Service for doctoral candidates by professors at Trier University of Applied Sciences

Doctoral candidates at Trier University of Applied Sciences can use the expertise available within the university in case of methodical and practical research questions that fall outside their area of expertise.


For statistical procedures and problems, you can seek advice from Prof. Dr. Rita Spatz (r.spatz[at]

Prof. Klaus Peter Koch, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (K.Koch[at] offers support and advice on measurement technology.

For questions relating to software engineering, software technology, and green IT, contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Naumann (s.naumann[at] for advice. He can also offer advice on scientific publication, especially in computer sciences.

For advice on writing papers in English, even once you have started, you are welcome to contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Diemer (s.diemer[at]

Doctoral candidates can take a look at the typeface and layout design of articles and dissertations by contacting Prof. Andreas Hogan (hogan[at] (areas of specialization:  typeface design, design, typography).  This kind of external point of view is recommended by writing coaches.

Library Advisory Service

Teaching Library

Tools and personal advice

Dr. Stefan Bagusche
Email: s.bagusche[at]

Small Funding Pool for Doctoral Candidates at the University

Changed Guidlines since Februrary 2019

Doctoral candidates can apply for a grant to cover costs that contribute to the development of their dissertation or qualification.  For example: participation in conferences, especially if giving a presentation, specific important seminars, etc.
The funds are limited.
Doctoral candidates can apply to the Doctoral Advisory Service (no form required, respective deadlines see Guidelines).


Please get into contact with the Doctoral advisory service in case you are planning a Doctoral candidates’ self-organized workshop, for which you need support.

Individual advice at the Doctoral Advisory Service

Personal advisory meetings can be organized at the Doctoral Advisory Service with Dr. Elisabeth Fillmann during any phase of the doctorate. (e.fillmann[at]

Women are particularly encouraged to pursue a doctorate. The support of the Equal Opportunities Office is also available in this matter.

Seafile rlp Cloud Storage for University Members

Seafile is an open source cloud storage software. The Data Center at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz provides all universities in Rhineland-Palatinate with this service. Members of Trier University of Applied Sciences can register via a web portal using their data center ID and configure their own cloud environment.

Dr. Elisabeth Fillmann
Dr. Elisabeth Fillmann
Beschäftigte Promotionsberatungsstelle


+49 6782 17-1827


Birkenfeld | Building 9924 | Room 120


Mo-Do 9-13 Uhr

Mailing Address:

Trier University of Applied Sciences
Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
PF 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

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