Generally, scholarship holders at GSofLog receive their degree after three years. Within this time there are many supporting events available – some are mandatory, some are optional.
Home in science and practical experience
You can count on a continuous support while working on your PhD thesis by our experts with an excellent academic and practical background. In phases of scientific working and writing, an office place is provided at the logistics campus of the Technical University Dortmund. Here, you find room for an inspiring exchange with other scholars. Evaluations, data collection and exchange with members of your project team take place on site of the company you cooperate with.
Your PhD in three years
The first year of the program offers the time for orientation, defining your specific research topic and first research work. This first phase is completed with an intermediate examination and report. With successfully passing the examination your scholarship will be extended for two additional years.
In your second year, you will focus on working and concretizing your thesis. As an additional support, you are welcome to enter the PhD School of Logistics (summer school), where we will provide you with an intensive and helpful program for your excellent graduation. This includes being part of our widespread network, important base knowledge, framed with a direct and interdisciplinary exchange with other graduates as well as highly esteemed scientists, researching on the newest state of the art in logistics in an international environment. The summer school takes place yearly and we highly recommend you to be part of this unique opportunity at least once.
Another element, which is associated with our PhD-program, is the graduation workshop, where you will have the chance to introduce your (intermediate) research results to an audience of some top-class scientists and corporate representatives and get valuable feedback. We suggest embracing this option yearly.
The third year is designated to complete the research work and put it into writing. After successfully passing the final examination, you will leave the GSofLog as a highly respected expert on the way to be a future leader.
Intensive mentoring and regular exchange
In the GSofLog you will be guided by a tandem-team (Professor and Post Doc). Furthermore, an exchange with your dissertation adviser will take place on a regular basis. As a member of the Dortmund network, you will have the opportunity to scholarly exchange experiences and share knowledge with other PhD students.