Surveys of Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors at KIT

The surveys of doctoral researchers and supervisors, which take place regularly every three years, are the two most important instruments for reviewing the existing structures and processes of doctoral affairs at KIT.

The results of the evaluations are the basis for reviewing KIT’s quality objectives regarding the doctoral affairs at KIT. At the different institutional levels (KIT Executive Board, KIT Departments, KHYS, conventions of doctoral researchers at KIT, etc.), they are discussed following the evaluation, and measures are derived that focus on improving the doctoral affairs at KIT. Being central to the quality management system of doctoral affairs, the measures derived from the results of the surveys are recorded and their effects are checked in the subsequent evaluations in order to document achieved successes or to follow up on measures that have not had any effects on measures that have been introduced. In addition, the results are used to fulfill the legal obligations to report to the public, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the KIT bodies, institutes, and institutions, e.g. the Supervisory Board and the KIT Senate.

The follow-up processes are described in detail in the ▶ QM manual for the doctoral affairs at KIT, which is published in German on the intranet on the KHYS website.

The results of the surveys from 2020 and 2023 are available on the intranet for all KIT members. Please note that the files are only intended for internal use at KIT.

▶ Results from the Survey of Doctoral researchers and Supervisors at KIT 2023

▶ Results from the Survey of Doctoral researchers and Supervisors at KIT 2020