What you receive
Usually, all IMPRS-QBEE fellows are enrolled as doctoral candidates at the University of Konstanz (U KN). It is also the U KN who awards the degree title Dr. rer. nat. (the German doctorate which corresponds to an American PhD). Successful completion of the IMPRS-QBEE program will be documented on an official doctoral certificate. The graduation criteria of the U KN, as laid down in the regulation for Doctoral Studies in Biology department (Promotionsordnung Biologie), are therefore applied to their full extent. However, foreign students may choose whether to graduate at the U KN or at their home university.
This competitive doctoral program shall provide its doctoral students with an excellent starting platform for a successful career in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiology and beyond.