Doctoral Center for Social, Health and Economic Sciences

Welcome to the Doctoral Center for Social, Health and Economic Sciences

The four Universities of applied sciences in Saxony-Anhalt cooperate in the Doctoral Center for Social, Health and Economic Sciences. Those four Universities are:

  • the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

33 professors of those Universities are members of the Doctoral Center, i.e. they fulfill the required quality criteria to supervise doctorates.

The Doctoral Center offers an individual doctoral path, i.e. you will write your doctoral thesis under the supervision of a professor. The Center provides coaching and networking opportunities as well as non-subject specific qualification workshops like “Academic Writing in English” for free. Knowledge of the German language is necessary for many of those offers. The Center does not offer a structured PhD programme.

 

 

General information

You can find general information on doctoral centers, on financing your doctorate and living in Germany here.

How to find a supervisor

If you are interested in writing your dissertation with one of the professors, feel free to contact her or him via mail and ask for a telephone/online appointment. You should already have an idea for a topic, a preliminary research question and its relevance which you will present to your prospective supervisor.

Once your official application to become a doctoral student was accepted, you can matriculate to the University of applied sciences at which your supervisor works. The application documents are in preparation and will be uploaded within due time.

Supervising professors

Abbreviations

h2: Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences,

HSH: Harz University of Applied Sciences,

HOME: Merseburg University of Applied Sciences,

HSA: Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

 

NameUni.FieldProfessor forResearch focus
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Baumgarten
Mail
h2Health sciencesHealth sciences, methods of health promotionStrategies of health promotion in living environments, health competence

Prof. Dr. Fabian
Behrendt
Mail

 h2

Economics

Logistics, manufacturing science, SAP

Production and logistics systems, industry 4.0, logistics 4.0, mobility and traffic
Prof. Dr. habil.
Gabriele Helga Franke
Mail

 h2

Health sciences

Psychological assessments

Assessments in rehabilita-   tion psychology, clinical psychology and medical psychology

Prof. Dr.
Rahim Hajji
Mail

 h2

Social  sciences

Research methods, sociology

Health sciences (sociology), integration and migration research, education  research

Prof. Dr.
Michael Herzog
Mail

 h2

Economics

Business   informatics

Education technologies, Human-computer-interaction, adaptive information systems, digitization and sustainability

Prof. Dr. habil.
Günter Mey
Mail

 h2

Social  sciences

Developmental psychology

Qualitative methodology and methods, biography, identity, childhood/ adolescence (culture), inter- transgenerationality, performative social science, Open Access and scientific communication

Prof. Dr. Matthias Morfeld
Mail

 h2

Health and social sciences

Rehabilitation  system

Research on participation and inclusion, participation benefits, ICF

Prof. Dr. Mike
Mösko
Mail

 h2

Health sciences

Clinical Psychology

(Intercultural) healthcare research, multilingualism in healthcare provision, intercultural opening up of the healtcare system, mental health, psychotherapy research

Prof. Dr. Katrin
Reimer-Gordinskaya
Mail

 h2

Social  sciences

Child development,
education, socialization

Social psychology, childhood sciences, qualitative/ subject-scientific methods

Prof. Dr. habil.
Annette Schmitt
Mail

 h2

Social  sciences

Education and didactics in the elementary sector

Child development and early education, biopsychosocial model, digital learning and training environments, digitalization in early education practice, practice materials

Prof. Dr. habil.
Nicole Wetzel
Mail

 h2

Health sciences

Neurocognitive development

Development of cognitive functions on a neuronal and behavioral level
Prof. Dr.
Steffi Zander
Mail
h2Social  sciencesGeneral psychologyMotivation, emotion and cognitive load when learning with media, evidence-based design principles of learning media, learning in virtual and augmented reality
Prof. Dr. habil.
Markus Zenger
Mail
h2Health sciencesDifferential and
personality
psychology
Psychometrics, representative surveys in the German population, mental health, Saxon Longitudinal Study
Prof. Dr. habil.
Birgit
Apfelbaum
Mail
HSHSocial sciencesCommunication and social sciencesResearch on demographic consequences, age/aging and technology, integration and inclusion, social innovation, multilingual communication, applied conversational research, qualitative social research, transdisciplinary participative methods
Prof. Dr. habil.
Theo Berger
Mail
HSHEconomicsStatistics and data
analytics
Forecasting, financial econometrics, sports analytics, data science, deep learning
Prof. Dr.
Alena Bleicher
Mail
HSHEconomicsCommunication and social sciencesDesign of technologies, circular economy, geothermal energy, production of wood for energy
Prof. Dr.
Axel Dreyer
Mail
HSHEconomicsTourism management and marketingWine tourism, culinary tourism, regional products and further aspects of cultural tourism, sports-related tourism
Prof. Dr. Philipp David Schaller  MailHSHEconomicsGeneral business administration and managementOrganisation development, change management & sustainable transformation, organization theory & design, management and contemporary management concepts (e.g. scaled agile), sustainable management and IDGs, evidence-based management
Prof. Dr. habil.
Ulrike Starker
Mail
HSHSocial  sciencesHuman resources development and methodologyComplex problem solving, corporate management, management skills, emotion
Prof. Dr. Jürgen
Stember
Mail
HSHAdministrative sciencesAdministrative sciencesE-Government, economic development, administrative modernization, New Public Management
Prof. Dr.
Jens Weiß
Mail
HSHAdministrative sciencesAdministrative sciencesAdministrative management, administrative reforms, administrative scientific evaluation research, administrative digitization
Prof. Dr. habil.
Ansgar Wübker
Mail
HSH

Economics

EconomicsHealth economics, empirical economic research
Prof. Dr. habil.
Gundula Barsch
Mail
HOMESocial  sciencesDrugs and social workSubstitution, cannabis
Prof. Dr.
Jens Borchert
Mail
HOMESocial  sciencesCriminologyCurrent developments in the penal system and penal enforcement, political education, anti-Semitism
Prof. Dr.
Maika Böhm
Mail
HOMESocial  sciencesSexology and family planningDigital media and sexuality, sexual and gender diversity, pregnancy, family planning, reproductive self-determination
Prof. Dr.
Stefan Meißner
Mail
HOMESocial  sciencesMedia sciences and cultural sciencesDigital culture, media and cultural theory, sociology of culture, technical sociology
Prof. Dr.
Michael Meng
Mail
HOMEEconomicsApplied linguistics and technical GermanUsability, evidence-based information design, language comprehension and text optimization
Prof. Dr. habil.
Doreén Pick
Mail
HOMEEconomicsGeneral business administration, marketing and international economicsRelationship marketing, consumer behaviour, pricing, services marketing, sharing economy

Prof. Dr.
Dirk Sackmann
Mail

HOMEEconomicsGeneral business administration,
production economics
and logistics
Operations and supply chain management
Prof. Dr.
Heinz-Jürgen Voß
Mail
HOMESocial  sciencesSexology and sexual educationSexology, social sciences, prevention of sexualised violence, gender, diversity, intersectionality
Prof. Dr. habil.
Michael Brusch
Mail
HSAEconomicsGeneral business administration,
marketing and business planning
Methods of empirical market research, market orientation in product and service development, the wish of elderly employees for continued employment
Prof. Dr.
Carsten Fussan
Mail
HSAEconomicsBusiness administration, entrepreneurship
and strategic
management
Entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, digitization, digital communication
Prof. Dr.
Sebastian Trojahn
Mail
HSAEconomicsLogisticsLogistics, resource logistics, digital logistics

Documents

The Doctoral Regulations and the Statute of the Doctoral Center will be translated soon. This process will take some time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Josephin Winkler.

You will soon be able to download the documents for the application for acceptance as a doctoral candidate here.

 

 

Exposé instructions

The exposé instructions are a recommendation for prospective doctoral candidates. Individual agreements about the exposé with the supervisor take precedence.

Contact details

Advisor of the Doctoral Center for Social, Health and Economic Sciences
Josephin Winkler

Phone: 0049 3931 2187 3812

E-Mail: josephin.winkler(at)h2.de

Address: Stendal, Osterburger Str. 25, House 3, Room 0.19

Consultation hours via phone for PhD students and for those interested in pursuing a PhD:
Mondays 12:00 - 13:00, Central European Time
Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00, Central European Time

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You can also make an individual appointment for a Zoom meeting.

Sessions of the Doctorate Committee

The documents for applying as a doctoral candidate need to be handed in two weeks prior to the respective session of the Doctorate Committee.

  • April 22, 2022
  • May 13, 2022
  • June 10, 2022

The Directors

Director: Prof. Dr. habil. Gabriele Helga Franke, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal

Phone: 0049 3931 2187 4826

E-Mail: gabriele.franke(at)h2.de

Address: Stendal, Osterburger Str. 25, House 3, Room 1.18

Consultation hour via phone: Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00

Deputy Director: Prof. Dr. Dirk Sackmann, University of Applied Sciences Merseburg

Deputy Director: Prof. Dr. Steffi Zander, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal

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