Publishing PhD theses and habilitations

Submission of deposit copies

All PhD theses and habilitations produced at Leibniz Universität Hannover shall be submitted to TIB, regardless of the type of publication involved. The publication of theses and the submission of mandatory copies is regulated by the PhD regulations or habilitation regulations of the respective faculty at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The following guidelines for PhDs (PDF) and habilitations (PDF) apply with regard to the type and scope of the submission. .

Would you like to submit your thesis in electronic form?

Please read the guidelines for the submission of PhD theses or habilitations including the appendices. For the design of the title page of dissertations, please refer to Annex III (PDF).

We receive the electronic version as a PDF file. Please upload them to the institutional Repository of Leibniz Universität Hannover and use the collection "Dissertationen & Habilitationen" there. Upon receipt of the file, we check whether it formally complies with the delivery guidelines.

In addition, we require the original signed publication agreement (Annex I, PDF) from you. You can hand them in or send them by post:

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Team Hochschulschriften, Geschenke
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

As soon as we have a suitable file and the publication agreement, we will send a certificate of submission to the relevant faculty. The certificate can then be handed over.

If you would like to hand in your printed copies in person, please make an appointment with us.


PhD theses


Further information

PhD theses and habilitations completed at Leibniz Universität Hannover can be searched and ordered in the TIB Portal. A large number of university publications produced by other German universities are also included in TIB's collection. Virtually all such university publications can also be found in the Catalogue of the German National Library.

The obligation to submit PhD theses is substantiated by a resolution by the Conference of the Ministers of Education. PhD students are obliged to make their PhD theses accessible to the scientific community by duplicating and disseminating them: Rules for publishing PhD theses (PDF).


Olga Engelhardt
University/College Publications, Exchanges

Address: Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - German National Library of Science and Technology, Team Hochschulschriften, Geschenke; Abteilung Bestandsentwicklung und Metadaten, Welfengarten 1 B, 30167 Hannover