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Submissions for the ugv promotional awards 2022

Submissions for the promotional awards 2022 of the Universitätsgesellschaft Vechta e.V. (ugv) are still possible until 31 March 2023!

Details on how to submit can be found in this letter.

Newsletter of the Graduate Centre

Monthly information on services of the Graduate Centre

With our monthly newsletter, we would like to inform you about current services and funding opportunities.

Current Work of the Graduate Centre

The Graduate Centre is working both in the home office and in presence on campus. You can reach us preferably via email or phone. We will take care of your concern as soon as possible and offer you telephone, online or face-to-face advice appointments.

Successful PhDs


Here you will find regularly updated information on successfully completed doctorates from the University of Vechta. 

In addition to the doctoral candidates, information on the respective topic, the reviewers of the dissertation and the date of the disputation are listed.

Frank Heber completed his doctorate on 02.11.22 with summa cum laude. Frank Heber was supervised by Prof. Dr. Yvette Völschow (University of Vechta) and Prof. Dr. Sven Seibold (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) in the doctoral programme "Empirical Security Research" at the University of Vechta and Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In terms of content, Frank Heber's dissertation deals with the topic "Corruption. Personality - Values - Motives". 

It is published by the publisher for police science in the series "Analysen zu Sicherheitsfragen" (Analyses on security issues). The doctoral committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Walburga Hoff (University of Vechta), Prof. Dr. Christopher Osterhaus (University of Vechta), Prof. Dr. Michael Feldhaus (University of Oldenburg), Prof. Dr. Sven Seibold (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) and Prof. Dr. Yvette Völschow (University of Vechta).

Yousry Hammed received his doctorate from the University of Vechta on the 06.05.2022 with magna cum laude and is now a Doctor of Philosophy. Yousry Hammed was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Nitschke (University of Vechta). The native Egyptian wrote about "The Middle East and Europe in the area of tension between migration and terrorism".  Hammed explored the question of the interdependence between flight and migration from the Middle East and the threat of Islamist terrorism.


Open information hour of the Graduate Centre

On the 23rd of March 2023 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., the next open information hour of the Graduate Centre will take place via BigBlueButton:

Members of the Graduate Centre and interested persons are invited to ask Professor Doctor June H. Park (Scientific Director) and Doctor Julia-Carolin Osada (Management) their questions. Doctoral candidates, habilitation candidates, and the scientific staff are invited to join the open information hour from 12 p.m. - 12.30 p.m., master students and interested persons from 12.30 p.m. - 1 p.m..

Participation is possible without prior registration.

Annual Report of the Graduate Centre

Newsletter of the Department of Research Development and Knowledge Transfer

Further information about funding opportunities, prizes, scholarships and events

Disputations via web conference

The University Executive Board decided on 12 May 2020 that, in exceptional circumstances and where participants are particularly affected, disputations may also be held as a web conference. The relevant faculties are responsible for the organization.