PhD Study Wood Biology and Wood Technology
Wood Biology and Technology in Göttingen
This programme is open to highly qualified people who studied forestry, wood sciences, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry etc.
The University of Göttingen offers an international programme on Wood Biology and Wood Technology leading to a Ph.D. or Dr. rer. nat. or Dr. forest. degree within three years. The intensive, research-oriented Ph.D. programme is taught by internationally renowned scientists. To assure individual training on a high standard, the number of participants in the programme is limited to 12 students per year. There will be a special service to help them getting habituated to Göttingen, including a German course, excursions, parties etc..
This programme is open to highly qualified people who studied forestry, wood sciences, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry and related fields (see Application). It is the only three-year doctoral programme on wood technology in Germany that focuses on students' independent research work leading to a significant scientific contribution in their field. In addition, students must participate in classes, practical courses and internships designed to train them for leadership positions in the woodworking industry and scientific research institutes. All compulsory courses are taught in English.
The Wood Biology and Wood Technology programme is part of the "Graduate School Forest and Agricultural Sciences" (GFA).
Research Teams Involved
The PhD-programme is a joint effort of the following science groups:
- Department Wood Biology and Wood Products (Prof. Dr. Holger Militz, Prof. Dr. Carsten Mai)
- Department Wood Technology and Wood-based Composites (Prof. Dr. Kai Zhang)
- Department Forest Botany and Tree Physiology (Prof. Dr. Andrea Polle)
- Department Molecular Wood Biotechnology (Prof. Dr. Ursula Kües)
General website of the "Graduate School Forest and Agricultural Sciences" (GFA)
General information on doctoral studies in the GFA
Information on the PhD Programme Wood Biology and Technology - Credits and curricula
Introductory event for PhD students
Application and Enrolment
Guidelines of the GFA
Various PDF forms for the PhD programme
Catalogues of courses to participate in the GFA