In October 2023, THWS was awarded the right to award doctorates by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts for the doctoral center "Sustainable and Intelligent Systems (NISys)". The doctoral center is a collaborative initiative of THWS, of Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (TH AB), and Coburg University (HSCO). It focuses on doctorates in the field of engineering. Thus, for the first time, doctorates no longer require cooperation with universities. The center continues the cooperation of the higher education institutions that was successfully established over years within the scope of the joint graduate center Promotionskolleg WIKE³.
By providing relevant qualification for academic experts and managers, the new cross-institutional doctoral center is intended to significantly contribute to solving one of the most pressing future tasks of our society: Establishing sustainable processes and value chains in all areas of economy, society and industry. These include essential sectors like energy, building, and transport, as well as industrial production.
Fields of application of the doctoral center
The three involved North-Bavarian higher education institutions HSCO, TH AB and THWS are characterised by their outstanding research performance in the field of intelligent methods and technologies, including artificial intelligence, which is also proven by extensive third party funding and numerous scientific publications. This method apparatus lays the building block for sustainable innovations in the fields of application:
- Energy and infrastructure systems
- Production and materials
The doctoral center is currently being established. The launch is scheduled for spring 2024. We have collected the most important information for all people interested in doctoral studies and interested professors.