People Inside

Doctoral Study Course

The doctoral study course scientifically investigates the influence of room conditions in buildings on health and well-being, performance and interaction of people. The doctoral theses deal with fundamental and specific questions concerning the interactions between people and rooms, and how they are considered in the design.

Objective, Format, Context

The doctoral study course aims to increase, exchange and transfer knowledge in order to better understand the impact and design potential of rooms, and to implement this knowledge in buildings.

This interdisciplinary research task is addressed with doctoral theses on scientific issues, which are treated both individually and in close collaboration with each other. Thus, a direct link between research and qualification is provided, offering in particular young scientists personal development opportunities in a cooperative environment.



Laboratory for holistic interaction studies

In addition to sound scientific support, the environment also includes excellent resources such as computing and measurement equipment. High-quality laboratories and experimental facilities, university support services and a network of cooperation partners are available. Furthermore, proven processes with individual work and communication strategies ensure successful doctoral projects.

In many cases, doctoral intentions only evolve after graduation, and sometimes technical or formal requirements are not met. In these cases, the MASTER:ONLINE courses for building physics and acoustics can provide assistance. These studies are offered as extra-occupational training and lead to a Master's degree, which entitles the student to start a doctorate.


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Philip Leistner

Prof. Dr.-Ing.


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