The Doctor (female and doctor ; latin doctor / Doctrix ; to Latin docere , teach ' , doctus taught' ) is the highest academic degree . The abbreviation is Dr. , in the plural Dres. (Latin doctores ). The academic doctoral degree (the doctorate ) is obtained through a doctorate at a university with the right to award doctorates and corresponds to the highest level ( level 8 ) of the German Qualifications Framework (DQR) , the European Qualifications Framework (EQR) and the international ISCED-2011 of UNESCO . The doctorate is the candidate's ability for independent scientific work attests. A completed doctorate is usually a prerequisite for a habilitation .
In many countries there are also practical professional doctoral programs to deepen or expand a previous bachelor’s degree , in which successful graduates are awarded a doctorate without additional doctoral work, a so-called professional doctorate . One example is the Juris Doctor ( JD / JD ). This is comparable to the first state examination for law studies in Germany . Also known is the Doctor of Medicine / Medical Doctor ( MD / MD ) awarded in the United States , which every medical student receives after successfully completing his or her degree. However, the same abbreviation stands for Medicinae Doctor in the United Kingdom (previously also used in German-speaking countries) and designates one with the German Dr. med. comparable academic research doctoral degree (requires a scientific doctoral thesis).
As a rule, admission to the doctoral procedure today requires a master's , magisterial , diploma or licensing degree from a university. In the subjects of law , veterinary medicine , dentistry , pharmacy and medicine, as well as in some teacher training courses , the degree is concluded with a state examination . This also applies as an admission requirement for a doctorate.
In exceptional cases and depending on the federal state, particularly qualified diploma graduates from a university of applied sciences or Bachelor graduates from universities can be admitted as part of an aptitude test, but this usually requires additional study achievements, which can span several semesters.
At some faculties of the humanities , outstanding students in the major and minor subjects could, as an exception, be admitted to doctoral studies without a previous final examination after two professors' assessments. This so-called "single-course" doctorate is no longer possible. Even the “undergraduate” doctorate, in which the aim is exclusively to obtain a doctorate as a degree from the start of studies, was abolished for the vast majority of subjects at most German universities by 1990 at the latest.
Most doctoral regulations also require certain overall grades or exam grades (in general: at least the overall grade “good”, for lawyers mostly “ fully satisfactory ”) for admission to a doctorate or doctoral program.
For the doctorate, a written work ( dissertation or doctoral thesis) must be prepared that contains new scientific findings. Depending on the subject, it usually takes two to five years to write this thesis; During this time, the doctoral candidate is supervised by a scientist who has qualified as a professor ( doctoral supervisor ) , generally a professor . The authorization to supervise doctoral students is regulated differently from faculty to faculty. So, depending on the respective doctoral degree regulations, most university lecturers , i.e. both habilitated private lecturers and professors (regardless of whether they have habilitated) and junior professors , can act as doctoral supervisors. The effort and level required are extremely different from subject to subject, and sometimes even from supervisor to supervisor, as there are no uniform guidelines (not only in Germany).
A cumulative doctorate on the basis of several scientific publications in specialist journals is possible in natural sciences, but sometimes also in the humanities . The study results are published in thematically related specialist articles instead of in a monograph.
Depending on the doctoral degree regulations, the doctoral thesis can be prepared internally, at the university, or externally, in another institution, whereby in the case of an external doctorate at least one of the reviewers must be associated with the university awarding the degree.
The oral doctoral performance is taken by selected faculty representatives and consists of a disputation in which the theses submitted by the doctoral candidate are discussed, a defense in which the dissertation is defended, a rigorosum in which further subjects or subject areas are examined, or several the three examination options combined procedure.
The procedure is regulated by the doctoral regulations of the individual faculties or departments. After all examinations have been completed, the doctoral candidate usually receives his / her preliminary doctoral certificate. In Germany, dissertations are generally required to be published . The thesis must be made publicly accessible within a certain period of time, although many doctoral regulations meanwhile also recognize online publication (in addition to publication as a normal book, as a special university publication or as a microfiche ). The process is only finally completed once the dissertation has been published. The doctoral candidate then receives the doctoral certificate and thus the right to use the academic degree. In the doctoral regulations of some universities, the doctoral candidate is given the opportunity to obtain the degree of Dr. in the time between the disputation or rigorosum and the publication of the dissertation or between the publication of the dissertation and the delivery of the doctoral certificate. des. (doctor designatus) . Other doctoral regulations expressly forbid the use of this degree.
Doctorates play a special role in medicine . On the one hand, work on the dissertation can be started before the end of the course, and on the other hand, doctorates are often more comparable to diploma theses in natural science subjects in terms of demands and scope. For this reason, the German Dr. med. (doctor medicinae) today in the Anglo-Saxon area not the Ph.D. regarded as equivalent, but on the same level as a professional doctorate with a master’s thesis. The German Science Council has taken a similar position since 2009.
There are also special features in the recognition of the degree of MD (Doctor of Medicine) awarded in the USA or its Czech and Slovak equivalent MUDr (medicinae universae doctor) . Both degrees are professional doctorates that are awarded without a doctorate after completing the degree. The European Research Council (ERC) does not recognize the M. D. as being equivalent to a doctoral degree, but requires an individual review as to whether it is a research doctorate or whether the applicant has completed clinical training.
In 2010, a total of 25,500 doctoral degrees were awarded at German universities and equivalent universities. The nationwide rate of doctorates in 2010 was 1.1 doctorates per professor; in 2002 there were 1.0 doctorates for each professor. In Germany, a total of around 1.3% of the population was awarded the doctorate degree , in the USA around 1.5%.
Since the proportion of academics in the German population has risen sharply in recent decades, the number of doctorates has also increased among younger Germans, albeit not proportionally: In 2004, 2.7% of an average age group in Baden-Württemberg were Academic degrees Doctor awarded, in Hamburg 3.4% and Berlin 3.1%, in Germany a total of 2.1%. On the other hand, in the OECD state average, only 1.3% of a year could successfully complete a doctorate. The first places in the OECD comparison were taken: Sweden with 3.1%, Switzerland 2.7%, Portugal 2.5% followed by Germany.
In 2001, the average age for a doctorate in Germany was 32.8 years. In Germany, the doctorate rate in 2001 was 1.4% for women and 2.4% for men.
The number of graduates who follow up on a doctorate varies greatly in the individual subjects. In engineering and law, the doctorate rate is around 10%. In contrast, it is around 53% in biology, around 70% in medicine and around 72% in chemistry.
In 2009, 30.8% of doctorates in Germany were in medicine, 29.7% in mathematics and natural science subjects, 14.2% in law and economics, 10.5% in language and cultural studies, 9.4% in engineering, 1.9% in agriculture and forestry, 1.0% in art and 0.4% in sports science. This means that three quarters of the doctorates are in medicine, natural sciences, law and economics; on the other hand, only about every tenth doctoral degree is earned in the humanities .
Academic teachers of medicine in the Ostrogoths were first called Doctor in the 6th century . The first verifiable award of a doctoral degree took place in Bologna in 1219 after the doctoral regulations were confirmed by Pope Honorius III. instead of; the first doctoral degree from a university in the Holy Roman Empire was awarded on June 12, 1359 at Charles University in Prague.
In the medieval university, the doctoral degree was the highest academic degree awarded. It was initially only awarded by the theological , medical and law faculties , which were the only fully valid faculties (the other subjects were taught in the so-called " artist faculty " and usually ended with the baccalaureus or master's degree ) until in the early modern era, the fourth classical doctoral degree awarded by the philosophical faculties was Dr. phil. Added to this was. Initially, the abbreviation was usually just “D.”, from which the practice in some theological faculties to this day is derived to allow the theological honorary doctor to use this abbreviation.
Until the Reformation , a doctorate had the right to teach in all Western universities ; this right was named ius ubique docendi . So the doctorate corresponded more closely to today's habilitation , which is still reflected today in the fact that there is no higher academic degree than the doctorate.
In addition to the people who got a doctorate through university studies ( rite promoti or doctores legitimae promoti ), court counts made use of their imperial privilege , especially since the end of the 15th century , and also other people - usually for payment - the title to confer a master's degree and doctorate. Because the seal of the documents was often in a capsule ( bulla ), these people were called "bull magisters " or "bull doctors " ( doctores bullati ).
The first woman to receive a doctorate in Germany was Dorothea Erxleben from Quedlinburg . In January 1754 she submitted her dissertation with the title Academic Treatise on the too quick and pleasant, but therefore often unsafe, cure of diseases , and on May 6 of the same year she took the doctoral examination in Halle (Saale), which she participated in made great success.
Right to award doctorates
In Germany , the doctorate can be awarded by a university, technical university, technical university, comprehensive university, music school, art school, sports university, medical or veterinary university, church or educational university with the right to award doctorates . Universities of applied sciences generally have no right to award doctorates, with the exception of the state of Hesse, which enables universities of applied sciences to apply for the right to award doctorates. In Schleswig-Holstein, universities of applied sciences can, in cooperation with universities, give their students the opportunity to do a doctorate through a doctoral college. Some technical college professors are also active at a university and thus have the right to supervise doctorates in cooperation with them as first or second reviewer. Professors from universities of applied sciences in various federal states can also be appointed as supervisors or examiners in a doctoral procedure at a university that is eligible for a doctorate. Sometimes there is also a cooperation with foreign universities that offer a Ph.D. to lend. If necessary, this can be recognized by the authorities as a doctoral degree (see also management of the Ph.D. degree ). According to some doctoral regulations doctoral procedure can be opened only if the student a police clearance certificate submitted or is an employee of the university.
According to the case law of the Federal Court of Justice and the Federal Administrative Court , the doctoral degree is not part of the civil name such as former titles of nobility or nobility designations, but only an addition to the name (the “doctor” is an academic degree, not a “title”). This is also seen in this way by the administrative literature. Since the “doctor” is not part of the name, but only an addition to the name, it can not be derived from BGB (naming law) that the mention of the “full name” must also include the mention of the “doctor”. However, case law has made it clear that the employer has to respect the academic degree of the employee as a matter of principle as it emerges from the doctoral certificate. None of this affects questions of courtesy.
The doctoral degree can be entered as the only academic degree in the passport and identity card.of the Identity Card Act and the Passport Act do not treat the doctoral degree as part of the name, as a specific regulation would be necessary for this. It should be noted that the doctoral degree after submission of the doctoral certificate is only available in the non-subject-related designation Dr. (according to passport administration regulation from 2009 only with a point), Dr. H. c. or Dr. E. h. is entered. Registration is voluntary ( (3) of the Identity Card Act). According to a decision of the Federal Court of Justice published in October 2013, the doctoral degree is no longer to be entered in the civil registry.
Withdrawal of the doctoral degree
Was illegal awarding of a doctoral degree, because the conditions have not been met (for the doctoral thesis deception about the independence of the services provided scientific achievement through falsification, plagiarism , bribery of doctoral supervisor, etc.), they are withdrawing to normal principles of administrative law by canceling the ceremony. It does not matter whether the sponsor would have been awarded the doctoral degree for the submitted dissertation had it not been for the positions in question. Conditional intent is sufficient for the deception .
However, under much more stringent conditions, the legally awarded doctoral degree can also be withdrawn in accordance with the doctoral regulations of many faculties if the holder of the degree has committed a serious criminal offense (but this is very rarely implemented) or, for other reasons, subsequently appears to be "unworthy of holding the doctoral degree “Has proven. As a rule, a qualified majority decision by the responsible doctoral committee is required. Usually this only happens in the case of blatant “scientific misconduct”. In 2004, for example, the University of Konstanz withdrew the doctoral degree from the physicist Jan Hendrik Schön due to falsifications that he made after completing his doctorate. The university was confirmed on September 14, 2011 after a long legal dispute by the administrative court of Baden-Württemberg . However, a withdrawal due to abuse z. B. by publications on the "Auschwitz myth" with mention of the doctorate, as this asserts an emphatic scientific claim.
The Schleswig-Holstein Higher Regional Court ruled in 2011 (Az. 6 U 6/10) that the defendant (a tax advisor) was not allowed to use the Slovak degree “dr filozofie” in the abbreviated form “Dr. “Lead without additional technical information, unlike in the federal states of Bavaria and Berlin. The local Chamber of Tax Advisors had sued.
Even in Austria, the doctorate is not part of the name, but an academic degree, such as the Magister . It does not have to be used privately or in correspondence with authorities. On request, however, the degree can be entered in official documents (such as identity cards or passports), provided it was acquired at a recognized university in the EU, the EEA , Switzerland or the Vatican .
In the field of medicine , the academic degree “ Dr. med. univ. ", in dentistry the professional doctorate " Dr. med. dent. ". These degrees are acquired by completing diploma studies (Section 54, Paragraph 2 of the 2002 Universities Act) and have therefore been diploma degrees since 2002, despite the name. The human medical qualifications obtained up to 2002 according to the AHStG are considered a full doctoral degree. One did not expect to write a scientific paper himself. The student could choose between writing a dissertation or in-depth training. However, transitional regulations existed after 2002 so that students could obtain the full academic degree later if they had still enrolled in accordance with the study regulations in Federal Law Gazette No. 473/1978. It is mentioned in writing in the notification according to which valid version the medical degree was completed. Accordingly, this is evident to an employer. However, this does not mean that an Austrian medical graduate who has officially received his doctorate in accordance with Austrian legislation will find himself a Dr. may call. Directive 2006/35 / EC states in Article 54: “The host Member State can stipulate that, in addition to this designation, the name and location of the educational institution or examination board that has awarded this academic title are listed.” In Germany, Austria and the Switzerland is only permitted to conduct such professional doctorates in the original form awarded.
In Austria, for several doctoral degrees in related subjects, DDr. (2), DDDr. (3) or DDDDr. (4) etc. instead of the usual Dr. mult. used. The number of letters "D" corresponds to the number of doctoral degrees acquired. If doctoral degrees are acquired in different subjects, then usually Dr. Dr. written.
In Switzerland, the protection of academic degrees at federal level is only regulated in the Federal Act against Unfair Competition (UWG). This prohibits the use of a wrong title in the scope of the UWG.
Only in some cantons is it forbidden to use a false doctorate by yourself. These are remnants of cantonal criminal law.
Equivalents in other countries
Similar to the USA and Canada, there are two types of doctoral degrees,
- Professional degrees , which are awarded in some degree programs after graduation without additional doctoral work, for example Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (abbr .: MB BS), which corresponds to the state examination in medicine,
- Research doctoral degrees awarded on the basis of a doctoral procedure, such as Ph.D., whereby the doctoral subject is specified, for example Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (abbr .: Ph.D. in Computer Science).
In the Australian university education system, the aim of the dissertation is "to make a significant and unique contribution to current research". This contribution will be demonstrated in the form of a dissertation. The doctoral student is independent of supervisors, but can choose how often he visits them.
A doctorate in Australia is purely scientific research and takes an average of three to eight years. It is divided into two phases, the first phase being the “elaboration” of a research project and the second phase being the “implementation” of a program, which is documented as “writing down”. The minutes contain the presentation of the scientific problem, the methodology and the scientific knowledge. The entire academic work is carried out very independently by the doctoral candidate. The supervisors of the dissertation project are limited to a steering function. As in Germany, the supervisors are not also the reviewers. This means that the doctoral student decides independently when to declare his / her dissertation finished and then submit it. Referees are then approached who must be from other universities / institutes and are in most cases from abroad (often also from Anglo-American countries).
The progress of the work and the qualitative scientific discussion are planned in a targeted manner. After a third of the time, the status of the work is checked by a committee in the form of a confirmation and a progress report . The finished dissertation will be assessed by two to three anonymous reviewers. The positive assessment means the successful completion of the work.
Dissertations are mainly financed through grants provided by the university , the state or research institutions. The scholarships can be combined with each other and top-ups with project funds are possible. However, it is not customary to finance it exclusively through project funds, as the independence and autonomy of the students should be preserved. In addition to the scholarships, all students have an annual budget at their disposal that can be used, for example, for attending national congresses. The universities also promote the establishment of contacts and a scientific network in order to create prospects for the future.
In the Flemish part of Belgium the degree is doctor , in the Walloon part of Belgium the degree is docteur .
- a legal title with a doctor - the training lasts seven years and is obtained after the medical examination;
- in the case of law, human sciences and philosophy, a legal title obtained through a doctorate with a dissertation;
- in theology and church law as well as in other sciences (e.g. political science, education) a scientific title, also with a dissertation.
Situation after the Bologna Process (from the academic year 2005-2006):
In French-speaking Belgium ( Wallonia ), a doctorate denotes a degree from the third university cycle and certifies independent, advanced research experience. For access to a doctorate, a (research) master's (master recherche) with a minimum education of 300 credit points ( European Credit Transfer System ) is required. This corresponds to a minimum of five academic years.
In the case of a scholarship, the doctorate lasts four years or six years if the student is an assistant at the university. In the case of justifying circumstances, an extension of one to a maximum of two years is possible. Usually the duration is between four and seven years. The absolute minimum time to complete the dissertation (thèse de doctorat) is three years.
If only 240 credit points have been earned up to the master’s degree, doctoral training of 60 credit points in in-depth courses related to the research topic is required before starting a doctorate (minimum duration: one year, which is not counted towards the duration of the doctorate, as the doctorate itself only begins after successful completion of the doctoral training and the research work of the doctoral training continues). The doctoral training, which belongs to the third cycle, ends with a certificate of research training (certificat de formation à la recherche).
Doctoral degrees are awarded exclusively by universities. Some art colleges are authorized to carry out research under a cooperation agreement with a university awarding a doctorate.
The doctoral students have to defend their dissertation in one or two stages (défense). Either it is a single public defense or disputation before a jury of five professors and an audience, or it is a non-public defense before a jury of at least five professors and a subsequent public defense attended by an audience other than the jury can participate.
Situation up to the Bologna Process:
The Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA), a degree in the third cycle of studies, was the university-specific research degree that qualified for immediate admission to doctoral studies. This degree was abolished with the Bologna Process. Instead of the DEA, specializing master’s courses (master à finalité approfondie / master recherche or master à finalité spécialisée) were introduced, which, however, belong to the second cycle of studies and thus only to the master’s level, but not to the doctoral level (third cycle).
Overall, according to the Bologna Process, a regular minimum study period of nine years to a maximum of twelve years (three years to the Bachelor, two years to the Master and then four to six / seven years to obtain the doctorate) is to be set for a position in Belgium to be able to work as an independent researcher at a university.
In Belgium, the duration of a doctoral thesis after Bologna was set at at least three years (in the case of a scholarship). The scholarships awarded by the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) for the doctorate extend over a period of four years. In the second case, doctoral students can be hired as assistants by the university. In this case, in addition to their research project, they are responsible for monitoring the internships of students or PhD students. The contract period is usually six years.
Until the Bologna Process, a total training period of at least ten years to a maximum of 14 years (five years to obtain a license, one to two years to obtain a DEA and four to six / seven years to complete a doctorate) was required in order to conduct independent university research to be able to.
Doctoral degrees of medical professionals:
The doctoral degrees in human medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine after the professional academic degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine are to be assigned to the doctor at the level of the second study cycle and should not be confused with the research doctorates of the third cycle.
In Greece the doctoral thesis is called Διδακτορικό δίπλωμα, Δ.Δ. Didaktoriko diploma , the term borrowed from Latin δόκτωρ, Δρ. Doktōr is only used for the normal doctor, not for medical professionals . Doctors with a doctorate are also always referred to as γιατρός Giatros [ jaˈtrɔs ], German for 'doctor' , and occasionally also natural scientists.
The management of academic degrees in Italy is regulated by a 2004 decree of the Minister for Education, Universities and Research . Accordingly, graduates of a bachelor's degree ( laurea , level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) or level 6 of the ISCED ) have the degree of dottore , graduates of a master's degree ( laurea magistrale o specialistica , level 7 of the European qualifications framework (EQF) or . Level 7 of ISCED ) the degree of dottore magistrale and graduates of a doctoral program ( dottorato di ricerca , level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) or level 8 of ISCED ) the degree of dottore di ricerca . This took into account the conversion of higher education courses within the framework of the Bologna process . Graduates of the mostly four to five year university courses before the changeover ( laurea ) are allowed to use the title of dottore magistrale .
Only the degree of a dottore di ricerca ( "Doctor of Research" ) corresponds to a doctoral degree as understood in the German-speaking and Anglo-Saxon countries according to Level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) or "Level 8" of ISCED .
The abbreviations of the two lower academic degrees are not regulated in the ministerial decree. The academic degree dottore and its feminine form dottoressa are usually abbreviated as dott./dott.ssa or dr./dr.ssa , whereby both abbreviations are to be used equally., Due to the lack of regulation, academics are legally free to dottore / dottoressa can also be abbreviated with capital letters ( Dott. / Dott.ssa or Dr. / Dr.ssa ), however, Italian universities and the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research speak to each other because of the risk of confusion between dottore ( ISCED level 6) and dottore magistrale ( ISCED level 7) with doctor ( ISCED level 8) clear for the lowercase abbreviation dott. / dott.ssa off. For the abbreviation of the academic degree of a dottore magistrale or a dottoressa magistrale , the addition mag is used. or mag.le (for magistrale ) added (in the result e.g. dott.mag. ).
For the title dottore di ricerca , which was introduced in 1980 , a law expressly provides for the capitalized abbreviation in the forms Dott. Ric. or according to the English spelling Ph.D. in front.
German-speaking graduates of a Bachelor's or Master's degree from South Tyrol often use German translations of the Italian dottore as a name affix ( e.g. Dr., Dr.-Ing. , Doktor), which therefore do not correspond to the same academic degrees in the rest of the German-speaking area and in this form too cannot be awarded by universities in Italy. Dottore grades can also result from the recognition of the equivalence of Austrian degrees with Italian laurea degrees. These recognition procedures are mostly carried out by the Free University of Bolzano , which expressly recommends using the Austrian degree (and only within Italy, alternatively the title dott. ) , Even after the degree has been recognized , and makes it clear that Dr. is reserved for graduates of doctoral procedures. Nevertheless, the translation of dottore into doctor has been a widespread custom in South Tyrol for decades and can also be found in official texts, which is known under the term " Brenner doctor ".
In Luxembourg, a three- to four-year doctoral program is usually completed, which is accompanied and regularly evaluated by the "Dissertation Supervisory Committee" (CET). Upon successful completion, the course leads to a "Docteur en [subject in French]". The grading takes place on a five-point scale (sufficient - satisfactory - good - very good - excellent). The doctoral certificate is trilingual: French, German and English.
In Dutch there is the title doctorandus (drs.), Which can be misleading: It is the common degree in the humanities or natural sciences, which was once called that because a subsequent doctorate was expected (see German: Doktorand ) . In English it is rendered as Master of Arts or Master of Science . In the meantime, however, the Netherlands has completely switched to the Bachelor / Master system . The doctoraal exam is also the degree for lawyers ( meester in derechte , mr.) And university-trained engineers ( engineer , ir.).
In the case of a doctorate, the respective faculty awards the degree doctor (dr.), Which is placed before the name. There is no name for the subject (e.g. phil. Or rer. Nat. ). Particularly good dissertations can be rewarded with a doctorate cum laude .
In Dutch, the association of doctor with a doctor is particularly strong, regardless of whether the doctor in question has a doctorate. However, in this case the salutation is written more carefully .
Northern Europe (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
In Northern Europe, the doctoral degree is the highest academic degree. The habilitation , which is common in Germany, Austria and Switzerland , does not exist in Denmark. While in Germany the doctoral degree is a prerequisite for obtaining the habilitation, which has only existed in its uniform form in Germany since 1934 (circular of December 13, 1934), there is the possibility of a second scientific work (habilitation, opus magnum) in Denmark Not. The Danish doctoral degree therefore corresponds to the German doctoral degree - not, as is often mistakenly assumed, the German habilitation - whereby the individual requirements in Denmark, as well as in the individual German federal states, diverge. The Danish ph.d. is on the other hand a "minor doctoral degree", which after 1988 granted the Danish title of Licentiat . The Danish doctoral degree is not required for the appointment to professor, a Danish ph.d. out. There are some differences between the duration and quality of doctoral theses in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. In Sweden and Norway, a doctoral student has to work on a scientific problem in addition to taking compulsory courses over a period of three to five years. The acquisition of the Danish ph.d. usually takes three years. 30 ECTS credits must be acquired during the three years.
A doctoral degree in Finland is designed for four years and is usually completed in four to six years. In order to obtain the degree, a dissertation must be submitted, either as a monograph or based on 3 or more publications, and 20–40 ECTS credits, depending on the branch of study, must be proven.
In Poland, a three to five year doctoral degree is common, but not compulsory. Rigorosum and public defense are compulsory. Doctoral candidates are awarded the doctoral degree doctor , abbreviated as: dr (to be used in front of the name). The doctoral degree contains an indication of the specialist area completed, for example doktor nauk ekonomicznych (German: Doctor of Economics).
Czech Republic and Slovakia
The doctoral degrees are largely identical in both countries due to the fact that they were the same country until the end of 1992. The Czech and Slovak doctoral degrees can basically be divided into the following groups:
- Doctoral degrees in medical fields of study, so-called professional doctorates (similar to e.g. in the USA), which are awarded with the completion of the degree without additional doctoral work. These include the degrees: MUDr. - Doctor of Medicine, MDDr. - Doctor of Dentistry and MVDr. - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
- So-called small doctoral degrees (JUDr., PhDr., RNDr., Etc.), which are awarded after a rigorous procedure lasting at least one to two semesters . This Rigorosum consists e.g. Z. from an oral examination in one or two subjects and the defense of a so-called rigorous dissertation.
- Scientific research doctoral degrees , which are obtained after at least three years of doctoral studies, also known as doctoral studies . This course includes a. Regular courses and exams and is concluded with taking a state doctoral exam and defending a dissertation in the form of a disputation . After completing the doctoral studies, you can obtain the Czech Ph.D. or the Slovak PhD., in theology the Th.D. (only in the Czech Republic) and in the field of arts the ArtD. (only in Slovakia). In the past, these doctoral degrees were also known as Dr. or CSc. (Czech: kandidát věd , Latin: candidatus scientiarum , German: candidate of the sciences). The qualification to teach is also acquired upon completion.
- In addition, the degree of Doctor of Science , abbreviated as DrSc , is still relatively seldom . or DSc., awarded.
The current university laws of both countries classify the medical professional doctoral degrees and the minor doctoral degrees in the 2nd Bologna level (master's level); only the scientific research doctoral degrees or the doctor of science are classified in the 3rd Bologna level (doctoral level).
Ukraine and Russia
In Ukraine and Russia, a three- to six-year doctoral program is common, often as a postgraduate course ( aspirant ). Examinations and the preparation of a doctoral thesis , which must be defended publicly, are the content of these courses. Upon successful completion, the academic degree candidate nauk ( candidate of the sciences ) is awarded. It is comparable to the Ph.D. in English speaking countries. Based on this, there is the possibility of acquiring the highest degree of Doktor nauk (Doctor of Science, Russian доктор наук) to be awarded in Ukraine and Russia . This degree is comparable to a habilitation . The habilitation thesis should make a contribution to further development within a certain research area and should be published in full or in important parts.
In Hungary, a three- to five-year doctoral program has been common since 1994, resulting in the uniform doctoral degree doctor , either abbreviated as Ph.D. or, in artistic courses, abbreviated as DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts), and has replaced the university doctorate doctor universitatis on the one hand and the so-called CSc degree awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the other . In Hungary, the doctoral degree can - contrary to rumors to the contrary, it does not have to - be used as part of the family name. In addition, there are medical and legal professional doctorates that do not count as academic degrees, only as titles.
Up until the end of the 1990s, some universities were also familiar with the method common in the Eastern Bloc, via a dissertation as a candidate for science . After several years of training, the candidate received his doctorate in Hungary as Candidatus scientiarum (C.Sc.) . Today, Hungarian scientists who have completed this training also often use the abbreviation Ph.D. chosen because this academic degree corresponds to the PhD according to the University Act.
In Germany, the Hungarian Ph.D. and DLA also as Dr. The professional doctorates and the former university doctorate are only listed in the form awarded with additional information on the awarding institution.
United Kingdom and Ireland
For the United Kingdom and Ireland, the North American equivalents apply (see below). However, the MD (Medicinae Doctor) is not a professional, but a research doctoral degree, similar to Germany.
USA and Canada
In the USA and Canada there are two types of doctoral degrees,
- Professional degrees , which are awarded in some degree programs after graduation without additional doctoral work, for example Medical Doctor (abbr .: MD) or Juris Doctor (abbr .: JD), which correspond to the state examination ,
- Research doctoral degrees awarded on the basis of a doctoral procedure, such as
- Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) ; some universities also award this degree in the spelling DPhil .
- Doctoral degrees for certain degree programs that do not lead to a Ph.D. lead, for example Doctor of Business Administration (abbr .: DBA).
- In theology as an upscale Doctor of Divinity (DD), Doctor of Religious Science (Dr. sc. Rel.), Doctor of Biblical Sciences (DBS) and Doctor of Metaphysics (Dr. mph. ). Depending on the title, either the American spelling after the name or the Latinized form in front of the name has historically developed.
The Anglo-American doctoral degree is carried after the name, e.g. Jerry F. Fishwish, Ph.D. If the holder of the doctoral degree is mentioned or addressed, the Dr. (spoken: Doctor ) in front of the name, instead of the addition Ph.D. ( Good morning, Dr. Fishwish or Dr. Fishwish is an excellent researcher. ).
Comparison with Europe
The importance of a Ph.D. degree and its comparability with European degrees depends, among other things, on the university at which it was obtained. As a result, problems arose again and again between North American and European universities with regard to the crediting and recognition of degrees, especially when it comes to admission to postgraduate studies .
Professional doctorates from professional schools , for example in law (JD), medicine (MD) and theology (DD), which can be obtained immediately after a three- or four-year bachelor's degree, are again not considered to be equivalent in Germany to the European doctor / Bologna PhD recognized and therefore may not be listed as "Dr." here.
Recognition of foreign doctoral degrees
The Anabin database was developed in cooperation with the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, the Central Office for Foreign Education in Germany, the Equivalence Center of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Culture and the Equivalence Center of the Luxembourg Ministry of Science ("Recognition and assessment of foreign educational certificates"). For this purpose, extensive documentation about their educational system, the various degrees and academic degrees as well as their value is stored in this database for a large number of foreign countries by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) at the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education of the Federal States in the Federal Republic Germany (KMK). The Anabin database also includes a collection of information about important documents on the correct management of foreign doctoral degrees in Germany and corresponding resolutions of the KMK. In particular, the favorable regulations resolved by the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs on September 21, 2001 in accordance with Section 4 of the "Principles for the regulation of the management of foreign university degrees in the sense of a statutory general license through uniform statutory provisions" of April 14, 2000 as well as the favorable regulations of KMK of May 15, 2008 simplify the use of certain foreign doctoral degrees in Germany.
Foreign university degrees that were not acquired in a country of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) may only be used with the addition of the awarding institution. Example: Dr. (Univ. Ankara) Max Mustermann . However, the regulations differ depending on the federal state.
"Promotion advice", title trading and plagiarism
The doctoral degree brings its holder social prestige and possibly an increase in income, depending on profession and country. Therefore, some people are tempted to attain the degree without the appropriate qualifications or investment of time and effort. The grade without the addition “h. c. “and without the requirement to have it with an indication of the origin. In Austria or Germany, this is not legally possible without a regular doctorate and dissertation.
The sociologist and elite researcher Michael Hartmann called the "social prestige of a doctorate" still relatively high. The doctoral degree is no longer absolutely necessary in order to belong to an elite , but it rounds off the “supposedly flawless overall picture” and certainly helps with one's personal career. In particular, "in professions in which you have to represent, it is definitely useful to get a doctorate". Debora Weber-Wulff demanded that the doctoral degree no longer be entered in the identity card, as it is only of importance in a scientific context and should not play a role in the economic or private environment.
There are so-called “doctoral advisors” who offer the person seeking help the opportunity to establish contact with a professor and to provide support during the doctorate. However, since the doctoral student ultimately has to find and work on his topic himself, there is very little left that could legally be taken over by a "doctoral consultancy".
Companies that provide honorary doctorates from foreign (mostly Eastern European) universities or institutes that are awarded to interested parties in return for a “donation” operate in a legal gray area. This is not necessarily illegal, but these degrees may not be entered in the ID card and not even without “h. c. ”and indication of origin, which greatly reduces the attractiveness of the offer.
Clearly illegal "doctoral advice" consists, for example, in having the work written by a ghostwriter and in a crash course to prepare the doctoral candidate for the oral examination. The bribery of a professor can fall under this kind of "promotion advice". Those involved make themselves liable to prosecution.
- The doctoral certificate from a foreign institution (university, educational institution, church, etc.) that is often not internationally recognized as a university.
- The doctoral certificate from a non-existent bogus university, which the title dealer has usually simply made up.
- The forged doctoral certificate from a real university (offense of forgery ).
If the customer tries to have the doctoral degree entered in the identity card on the basis of a certificate obtained in this way, he will usually fail, especially since only those degrees can be entered that may be used without any additional information. However, it can happen that the official z. B. not adequately checked a forged certificate from an EU university. Then, however, there is a permanent risk of discovery, and the customer can be blackmailed by the title dealer, as he is permanently guilty of abusing academic degrees. Furthermore, applying for a job with a false doctorate is a fraud .
Plagiarism is another problem . The President of the German University Association, Bernhard Kempen , warned that in addition to career pressure, technical possibilities such as the Internet and search engines encourage plagiarism. These are "the best prerequisites for creating a work using copy and paste ". He assumes that “the number of plagiarism is increasing.” Ministers and state presidents have resigned in the past after their doctorate was revoked because of allegations of plagiarism in the context of their dissertation. Well-known examples are the German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (2011), the Hungarian President Pál Schmitt (2012) and the German Education Minister Annette Schavan (2013).
Differentiation according to subjects
The doctoral degree is usually awarded by a university faculty and then also bears its title. For some subjects, such as physics, the faculty assignment is regulated differently in individual universities. Here z. B. a philosophical or a natural science faculty award the degree; The designation for one and the same subject varies accordingly, depending on the university.
Some of the doctoral degrees listed below are no longer awarded, some were awarded in the GDR. The variety of different doctoral degrees only exists in Germany or in German-speaking countries. By far the most common German doctoral degrees are the Dr. med. , the Dr. med. dent. , the Dr. med. vet. , the Dr. rer. nat. , the Dr. phil. , the Dr. iur. , the Dr. oec. , the Dr. rer. pole. , the Dr.-Ing. and the Dr. theol. So z. B. a mathematician after graduation usually the Dr. rer. nat. or the Dr. phil. awarded, not the unusual Dr. math.
- Dr. agr. (Doctor agriculturae): Doctor of Agricultural Sciences
- Dr. biol. hum. (Doctor biologiae humanum): Doctor of human biology
- Dr. cult. (Doctor culturae): Doctor of Cultural Studies (only awarded by the TH Dresden before the Second World War)
- Dr. diac. (Doctor diaconiae): Doctor of Deaconry
- Dr. disc. pole. (Doctor disciplinarum politicarum): Doctor of Social Sciences ( Political Science )
- Dr.-Ing. (Doctoral Engineer ): Doctor of Engineering (introduced in 1899 at the technical universities of Germany; due to the resistance of the classical universities of the time, the German spelling with a hyphen applies to the degree, not the Latin)
- Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris): Doctor of law (also: jur. For juris )
- Dr. iur. can. (Doctor Canon Law): Doctor of canonical law (i.e .: the Roman Catholic. Kirchenrechts )
- Dr. iur. et rer. pole. (Doctor iuris et rerum politicarum): Doctor of law and political science
- Dr. iur. utr. ( iuris utriusque ): Doctor of "both law", that is, of secular and ecclesiastical law (also: j. u .; jur. utr. , see above)
- Dr. math. (Doctor mathematicae): Doctor of Mathematics
- Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae): Doctor of Medicine
- Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae): Doctor of Dentistry
- Dr. med. dent. sci. (Doctor medicinae dentariae scientia) : Doctoral degree in the translational medicine doctoral program at the Technical University of Munich
- Dr. med. sci. : Doctor of Medical Science (PhD program Translational Medicine at the Technical University of Munich )
- Dr. med. vet. (Doctor medicinae veterinariae): Doctor of veterinary medicine
- Dr. nat. med. : Doctor of Science Medicine
- Dr. nat. techn. (Doctor naturalium technicarum): Doctor of soil culture
- Dr. oec. (Doctor oeconomiae): Doctor of economics / administrative sciences
- Dr. oec. publ. (Doctor oeconomiae publicae): Doctor of Political Science / Economics
- Dr. oec. troph. (Doctor oecotrophologiae): Doctor of Nutrition / Household Science
- Dr. paed. (Doctor paedagogiae): Doctor of Education
- Dr. pharm. (Doctor pharmaciae): Doctor of pharmacy
- Dr. phil. (Doctor philosophiae): Doctor of philosophy , covers the entire breadth of the old philosophical faculties, in particular all philologies , but also history , cultural studies , pedagogy , political science , psychology , sociology , sometimes also mathematics , natural sciences , theology and economics
- Dr. phil. in art. (Doctor philosophiae in artibus): Doctor of Philosophy in the Arts (artistic-scientific) (only University of Fine Arts Hamburg , University of Music of the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster , Film University Babelsberg )
- Dr. phil. nat. (Doctor philosophiae naturalis): Doctor of natural sciences , as he was at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main instead of Dr. rer. nat. and at the University of Regensburg as an alternative to Dr. rer. nat. in the field of didactics of mathematics and the didactics of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, NWT) is awarded.
- Dr. PH : Doctor of Public Health
- Dr. rer. agr. (Doctor rerum agriculturarum): Doctor of agricultural sciences or agriculture and soil culture
- Dr. rer. biol. hum. (Doctor rerum biologiae humanae): Doctor of human biology
- Dr. rer. biol. vet. (Doctor rerum biologiae veterinariae): Doctor of Veterinary Biology
- Dr. rer. cult. (Doctor rerum culturarum): Doctor of Cultural Studies
- Dr. rer. cur. (Doctor rerum curae): Doctor of nursing science
- Dr. rer. forest. (Doctor rerum forestalium): Doctor of Forest Sciences (also without rer. )
- Dr. rer. hum. (Doctor rerum humanarum): Doctor of medical science
- Dr. rer. hoard. (Doctor rerum horticulturarum): Doctor of Horticultural Sciences
- Dr. rer. med. (Doctor rerum medicinae, rerum medicinalium or rerum medicinarum - depending on the awarding university): Doctor of medical sciences
- Dr. rer. medic. (Doctor rerum medicinalium): Doctor of theoretical medicine / medical sciences / biomedicine / medical technology / medical biometrics and bioinformatics / health sciences
- Dr. rer. merc. (Doctor rerum mercantilium): Doctor of Commerce
- Dr. rer. mont. (Doctor rerum montanarum): Doctor of Mining Sciences
- Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor rerum naturalium): Doctor of natural sciences , awarded by mathematical and natural science faculties (mostly mathematics , computer science , physics , chemistry , pharmacy , biology and geosciences , sometimes also psychology )
- Dr. rer. oec. (Doctor rerum oeconomicarum): Doctor of economics
- Dr. rer. physiol. (Doctor rerum physiologicarum): Doctor of human biology or biomedicine
- Dr. rer. pole. (Doctor rerum politicarum): Doctor of economics and social sciences
- Dr. rer. publ. (Doctor rerum publicarum): Doctor of administrative sciences
- Dr. rer. rel. (Doctor rerum religionum): Doctor of Religious Studies (only Theological Faculty of the University of Rostock since 2009)
- Dr. rer. sec. (Doctor rerum securitatis): Doctor of Security Sciences (only Faculty 7 of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal )
- Dr. rer. silv. (Doctor rerum silvestrium or rerum silvaticarum): Doctor of forest sciences
- Dr. rer. soc. (Doctor rerum socialium): Doctor of Social Sciences
- Dr. rer. tech. (Doctor rerum technicarium): Doctor of Technical Sciences
- Dr. sc. agr. (Doctor scientiarum agrariarum): Doctor of Agricultural Sciences
- Dr. sc. hum. (Doctor scientiarum humanarum): Doctor of Human Biology : Doctor of Theoretical Medicine or Doctor of Medical Sciences: Doctor of Health Sciences
- Dr. sc. med. (Doctor scientiae medicae): Doctorate B in the GDR (comparable to the medical habilitation )
- Dr. sc. mus. (Doctor scientiae musicae): Doctor of Musicology (specific doctoral degree from the Hamburg University of Music and Theater )
- Dr. sc. oec. (Doctor scientiarum oeconomicarum): Doctor of economics
- Dr. sc. pol. (Doctor scientiarum politicarum): Doctor of Political Science
- Dr. sc. soc. (Doctor scientiae socialis): Doctor of Social Sciences
- Dr. Sports science : Doctor of Sports Science
- Dr. theol. (Doctor theologiae): Doctor of theology , earlier often just D.
- Dr. troph. (Doctor trophologiae): Doctor of Nutrition
- Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy, actually Philosophiae Doctor): Doctoral degree, which is awarded by various faculties and often indicates an English-language and structured doctoral program (based on the Anglo-Saxon model).
Other doctoral degrees
- GDR. ( Dr. theol. Or D. et Dr. ): a person with a theological (possibly honorary) doctoral degree and another doctoral degree
- Dr. des. (Doctor designatus): Doctoral degree which, according to some doctoral regulations, can be used between the end of the doctoral procedure and the publication of the dissertation or between the publication of the dissertation and the delivery of the doctoral certificate
- Dr. habil. (Doctor habilitatus): Doctor with teaching qualification ( habilitation )
- Dr. mult. (Doctor multiplex): Abbreviated for a person with at least three doctoral degrees; usually only in carriers of several honorary doctoral degrees common
- Dr. H. c. mult. (Doctor honoris causa multiplex): Abbreviated for a person with at least three honorary doctorates
- Dres. (Doctores): Plural (see above) to Doctor . However, the plural only refers to several (at least two) different people, i.e. H. the doctorates, not the doctoral degree itself. Often - also in the university environment - the plural doctores is wrongly used for mostly two doctoral degrees.
- D. (honorary): Honorary doctorate in Protestant theology
- Dr. H. c. (Doctor honoris causa): Honorary doctor ("for the sake of honor")
- Dr. e. H. (Honorary doctor): Honorary doctor, also: eh. Or E. h. (almost only at technical universities)
- Dr. rer. comm. (Doctor rerum commercialium): Doctor of Commerce
- Dr. rer. mil. (Doctor rerum militarium): Doctor of military science
- Dr. rer. silv. (Doctor rerum silvestrium or rerum silvaticarum): Doctor of Forest Sciences (adopted in the FRG)
- Dr. sc. (Doctor scientiae ...): Doctor of science (in combination with the respective faculty, e.g. Dr. sc. jur.) - title after successful doctorate B , similar to the habilitation for Dr. habil.
- GDR. : unofficial abbreviation for double doctoral degree (Dr. mult. is not used in Austria)
- Dr. iur. (iuris): Doctorate in law (in practice often also in the formerly common spelling Dr. jur. )
- Dr. med. dent. (medicinae dentalis): Doctor of dentistry - This degree is acquired through a diploma course and is evidence of professional training, not of scientific qualification (see: Dr. scient. med.!).
- Dr. med. dent. et scient. med. (medicinae dentalis et scientiæ medicæ): Doctor of dentistry with scientific qualification (see Dr. scient.med.)
- Dr. med. univ. (medicinae universæ): Doctor of all medicine - this degree was a full doctoral degree with scientific qualification according to the AHStG until 2002 and has only been acquired through a diploma course since the beginning of the course from the UG2002 and is proof of professional training , not the scientific qualification (see: Dr. scient. med.!).
- Dr. med. univ. et scient. med. (medicinae universae et scientiae medicae): Doctor of all medicine with scientific qualification (see: Dr. scient. med.!).
- Dr. med. vet. (medicinae veterinariæ): Doctor of veterinary medicine.
- Dr. mont. (rerum montanarum): Doctor of montanistic sciences. Only awarded by the Montan University Leoben .
- Dr. rer. comm. (rerum commercialium): Doctorate in commercial science. Was previously awarded by the University of World Trade .
- Dr. nat. techn. (naturalium technicarum): Doctor of soil culture. Only awarded by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU).
- Dr. phil. (philosophiæ): Doctor of philosophy . Covers the entire humanities, u. a. German Philology ("German Studies"), Philosophy, Political Science, etc. v. a. m.
- Dr. phil. fac. theol. (philosophiæ facultatis theologicæ): Doctor of philosophy in a Catholic theological faculty.
- Dr. rer. nat. (rerum naturalium): Doctorate in natural sciences
- Dr. rer. silv. (rerum silvestrium): Doctor of forest science
- Dr. rer. soc. oec. (rerum socialium oeconomicarumque): Doctorate in social and economic sciences, including business administration, sociology, economics, business informatics and business education
- Dr. sc. hum. (scientiarum humanarum): Doctor of health sciences
- Dr. sc. inf. med. (scientiarum informaticarum medicinarum): Doctor of medical informatics. ( UMIT - Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology - until the end of 2004)
- Dr. sc. inf. biomed. (scientiarum informaticarum biomedicæ): Doctor of Biomedical Informatics (Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology Tyrol - since the beginning of 2005)
- Dr. scient. med (scientiæ medicæ): Doctor of medical science - this is a scientific doctorate that demonstrates the ability to conduct independent research in medicine. When graduates of a Dr. med. dent. or Dr. med. univ. the Dr. scient. med. no additional doctoral degree is awarded, but “et scient. med. "added, see Dr. med. dent. et scient. med. or Dr. med. univ. et scient. med.
- Dr. techn. (technicæ): Doctor of technical sciences , includes u. a. Civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and technical chemistry / mathematics / physics - cf. Dr.-Ing. in Germany.
- Dr. theol. (theologiæ): Doctor of theology
- Dr. H. c. ( honoris causa ): Honorary doctorate .
- Ph.D. (philosophiæ doctor): This doctoral degree can be awarded in all subjects instead of the traditional degree (Dr. ...), but is not per se more valuable than the Dr. phil.
- Dr. H. c. (honoris causa): Honorary doctor ("for the sake of honor")
- Dr. e. H. (honorary): Honorary doctor, also: eh. or E. h. (almost only at technical universities)
- D. (honorary): Honorary doctorate in Protestant theology
- dr ès sc .: Doctor of Science, French Docteur ès sciences ( École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne )
- Dr. iur. : Doctor of Law
- Dr. med. : Doctor of Medicine
- Dr. med. dent. : Doctor of Dentistry
- Dr. med. vet. : Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Dr. nat. oec. : Doctor of Economics (rare)
- Dr. oec. publ. : Doctor of Economics
- Dr. pharm. (pharmaciæ): Doctor of pharmacy
- Dr. phil. : Doctor of Philosophy (includes humanities and natural sciences )
- Dr. rer. cam. (rerum cameralium): Doctor of Cameral Science ( Political Economy )
- Dr. rer. pole. (rerum politicarum): Doctor of Economics (actually: Political Science )
- Dr. oec. HSG (oeconomiæ): Doctor of Economics (University of St. Gallen HSG )
- Dr. rer. publ. : (rerum publicarum): Doctor of Public Administration ( University of Lausanne & University Institute for Public Administration (IDHEAP))
- Dr. rer. publ. HSG : Doctor of Political Science (University of St. Gallen)
- Dr. sc. agr. (scientiarum agrariarum): Doctor of Agricultural Science
- Dr. sc. inf. (scientiarum informaticarum): Doctor of Computer Science ( University of Freiburg )
- Dr. sc. med. (scientiarum medicinae): Doctor of Medicine
- Dr. sc. math. (scientiarum mathematicarum): Doctor of Mathematics
- Dr. sc. techn. : (scientiarum technicarum) Doctor of Technical Sciences
- Dr. sc. nat. (scientiarum naturalium): Doctor of Natural Sciences
- Dr. sc. pol. (scientarium politicarum): Doctor of Social Sciences (actually: Political Science)
- Dr. sc.ETH Zurich : Doctor of Science ( ETH Zurich )
- Dr. sc. rel. : Doctor of Religious Studies
- Dr. theol. (theologiae): Doctor of Protestant, Christian Catholic or Roman Catholic theology
- name suffix
- Thesis (association) ( interdisciplinary network for doctoral candidates and doctoral candidates )
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- Baden-Württemberg LHG i. d. F. of January 1, 2005, Section 38 Paragraph 4 Clause 3 or Bayern BayHSchG i. d. F. of May 23, 2006, Art. 64 Paragraph 1 Clause 3
- See Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
- "[...] the academic degrees are listed with the job title and not with the name. The plaintiff's opinion that the doctorate should be considered part of the name according to customary law does not apply. “BVerwG, judgment of October 24, 1957 - IC 50.56, BVerwGE 5, 291-293, = DÖV 1957, 870, = JZ 1958 , 207.
- Cf. Wolfgang Zimmerling: On the right to be addressed with the doctoral degree.
- Text of the passport administration regulation
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- treccani.it Con l'iniziale minuscola o maiuscola? Decida lo scrivente a seconda della sua intenzione e del contesto e della situazione comunicativa - più o meno formale = uppercase or lowercase? The decision is up to the writer, depending on his intention or depending on the context and more or less formal communicative situation
- “Title: Dottore / Dottoressa, to be shortened to Dott./Dott.ssa. This is a 2nd level academic title not to be misunderstood with the Italian "Dottore di Ricerca" or with such titles as Philosophy Doctor, Docteur, Doctor, Doktor, Doutor, etc. which correspond to 3rd cycle doctorates, and are usually shortened to PhD or Dr. ” www.study-in-italy.it ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
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Università degli studi di Parma : "DOTTORE / DOTTORESSA: Generalmente si usa abbreviato con l'iniziale minuscola. Es .: il dott. Nome Cognome, la dott.ssa Nome Cognome ... NB: Non va abbreviato con dr., Dr .ssa, d.ssa. "
DOTTORE / DOTTORESSA: In general, the abbreviation with the lower case letter is used. Example: the [Lord] dott. First name Last name, die [Frau] dott.ssa First name Last name ... NB: Is not abbreviated with dr., Dr.ssa, d.ssa.
- «8-bis. Il titolo di dottore di ricerca e 'abbreviato con le diciture: "Dott. Ric." ovvero "Ph. D." ». Law of December 30, 2010, No. 240, Art. 19 Paragraph 1 lit. d,
- After recognition, either the originally acquired Austrian degree (e.g. Mag.) Or the corresponding Italian degree (e.g. Dott.) Can be used in Italy, while in Austria only the Austrian degree can still be used. It should be noted that the Italian degree “dottore” (Dott.) In German must not be translated as “Doktor” (Dr.). In Italy, the degree of "Doctor" is only available to those who have completed a doctorate (Ph.D.). - Quoted from the Free University of Bozen (www.unibz.it): Recognition of Austrian academic degrees and titles in Italy ( Memento from September 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
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