PhD (doctoral thesis)

Doctoral (PhD) Studies of Natural Resources and Life Sciences required a minimum of 180 ECTS, including at least 20 ECTS for attending doctoral courses and at least 160 ECTS for the doctoral thesis. This thesis can be written in form of monograph or as a collection of published (minimum 2) peer-reviewed papers ("cumulative thesis").


PhD at the Institute of Silviculture

In case of any general issues associated to the process of doctoral thesis at our Institute, please contact:

  • Dr. Charalambos Neophytou
  • Mag. Marion Hummer-Niedermayr


Additional information related to the PhD and the administrative requirements you will find on BOKUweb.


Doctoral studies of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (H788)
Guideline and Curriculum can be found here.


into doctoral/PhD programme



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of doctoral programme



Completion of PhD

Graduates of the Doctoral Studies of Natural Resources and Life Sciences are conferred the degree of "Doktor der Bodenkultur"/"Doktorin der Bodenkultur (Doctor of Natural Resources and Life Sciences)", in Latin "Doctor rerum naturalium technicarum" and abbreviated as "Dr.nat.techn.".

You have completed your studies – it's time to celebrate: Graduation ceremony