Structured Ph.D. Program of Professional Sciences (PoPS)

Welcome to PoPS, the inter-university doctoral programme offered by the University of Bamberg in cooperation with the Ludwigsburg University of Education.

The programme’s range of subjects comprises school education, general education, social education and teaching biology. The programme is organised and overseen by the following professors:

  • Prof. Sibylle Rahm
    Department of School Education, Faculty of Human Sciences and Education (University of Bamberg)
  • Prof. Rita Braches-Chyrek
    Department of Social Education, Faculty of Human Sciences and Education (University of Bamberg)
  • Prof. Steffen Schaal
    Faculty II (Ludwigsburg University of Education, Institute for Science and Technology)

Due to its broad scope of thematic and methodological relevance, the programme is open to scholars from fields including educational science, psychology and teacher training programmes. Inter-university cooperation allows various research and development emphases to complement and supplement each other in terms of both content and methodology, and provides doctoral candidates with a broad, comprehensive course of advanced study.