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According to Section 38 para. 4 sentence 2 of the State Higher Education Act (LHG) of Baden-Württemberg, all higher education institutions that are entitled to award doctorates are obliged to provide ombudspersons for doctoral students and their supervisors. The ombudsperson is a neutral authority, providing mediation and consultation in cases of dispute or conflict arising in the course of work on the dissertation text.


Prof. Dr. theol. habil. Andreas Benk,
Director of the Ecumenical Institute for Theology and Religious Education,
Head of Department for Catholic Theology/Religious Education
E-mail: andreas.benk(at)

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Prof. Dr. phil. Gabriele Hofmann
Department: Music
E-mail: gabriele.hofmann(at)

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