The Award of a Doctorate
The highest academic degree the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy may confer is a doctorate, i. e. the degree Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Dr. rer. nat.).
A doctorate is awarded to candidates who have demonstrated their ability to independently conduct original and significant scientific research, having independently written a doctoral thesis (dissertation), adhering to the principles of good scientific practice, and having passed an oral examination or oral defence.
Upon successful completion of their studies, doctoral graduates receive a doctoral diploma.