Since the founding of the Graduate School in 2008, we have accepted a total of 149 doctoral students. By September 2020, 65 doctoral students (43%) had submitted their dissertations, 29 doctoral students (20%) are completing our three-year structured program, and 39 doctoral students (26%) continue to work on their dissertations after the end of the three-year program. To date, 16 doctoral students (11%) have abandoned their dissertation. The average time to complete a doctorate is 4.8 years.
In total, 52% have assigned themselves to the female gender (n=78), 43% to the male gender (n=64) and 5% (n=7) as diverse. About 45% of the doctoral students have German citizenship, 55% are international doctoral students. A good quarter (27%) of the doctoral students live with children in one household.