Public Presentation (FÖP)

According to the Statutes, the topic of the doctoral thesis has to be approved by the Director of the Doctoral Study Programme within the first year. The approval is based on the research proposal and its public presentation. The public presentation serves a twofold purpose. Firstly, new doctoral candidates and their research topics are introduced to the faculty. Secondly, the presentation is supposed to offer all attendants a platform for exchange and feedback.

The public presentation is chaired by the Director of the Doctoral Study Programme and attended by members of the doctoral advisory board of your faculty. They will provide feedback to the research projects and evaluate whether the projects meets the scientific standards and if they can be realized successfully in a reasonable timeframe.

Please note that the public presentation of the doctoral thesis project is the precondition for the approval of the topic. If your presentation was successful, your topic and the supervisor(s) usually get approved by the Director of the Doctoral Study Programme right after the presentation. If your topic is not approved you have the possibility to recall your application, adapt your research proposal and reapply for the approval of your topic.



According to the Statutes, doctoral candidates have to pass the public presentation of their dissertation project within the first year.

How to register

Please contact at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to present. Please indicate who your potential supervisor is and we will inform you about possible presentation dates. 


In order to register for the public presentation, the following documents need to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the presentation at your StudiesServiceCenter (SSC).

Dates 2020/21

Logistics and Operations Management
  • 27 January 2021
  • 21 January 2021

Statistics and Operations Research
  • 25 January 2021

Business and Law
  • upon request