Doctoral Studies (Dr. Techn.)

The IKA offers a doctorate study program in architecture (Dr. Techn.) since 2011, which is open to students holding an appropriate university degree in architecture (master, diploma). The program comprises a total of 180 ECTS credits for a duration of 6 semesters.

Candidates who wish to apply for the program are required to write a synopsis (c. 10 pages) of their proposed dissertation project and to approach a professor of the IKA who could act as a supervisor for their intended doctoral thesis. The professors at the IKA have different professional skills and background (technical, historical, artistic etc. see list of professors). Students are requested to contact the professor whose scientific field is related to the subject of the dissertation topic. Recommended is also a face-to-face meeting if possible. Based on the synopsis of the proposed dissertation project and available capacity the professor will decide whether he or she is willing to supervise the dissertation. For registration the students need the signed agreement of one of the professors of the IKA.

There is no application deadline and no admission fee.

Further information: arch(at)

Center for Doctoral Studies

Exposé Information DE

Curriculum Dr.Techn.


List of professors for Dr.Techn.

Univ.-Prof. Alessandra Cianchetta
Geography Landscape Cities

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Arch. Michelle Howard
Construction Material Technology

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Doz. Mag. Dr. August Sarnitz
History Theory Criticism

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Angelika Schnell
History Theory Criticism

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Hannes Stiefel
Ecology Sustainability Cultural Heritage

Univ.-Prof. Mag. MA Wolfgang Tschapeller
Analogue Digital Production