Our faculty confers the degrees both of Dr. phil. and Dr. phil. nat. (this will shortly be renamed as Dr. rer. nat.). About 20-25 doctoral researchers per year successfully complete their doctoral degrees, of which most are in the form of a thesis by publication. Now as before, the habilitation (postdoctoral lecturer qualification) is – alongside a junior professorship - an important route to a full professorship. 2-4 researchers complete their habilitation each year at our faculty in the framework of a publication-based process and in line with clearly defined criteria.