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ProHaBil is an index of doctoral and habilitation theses, mostly from universities in Germany, covering the period from 1998 until currently 2015.

The database holds nearly 13,500 qualification theses from educational research, i.e. doctoral and habilitation theses from 1998 until 2015, from universities in Germany. These are indexed along with bibliographical information. Full texts are integrated if the theses are openly accessible in electronic format. In any other case, information is provided concerning the location of the source. The pool of references is based on the German Education Index, the series “Hochschulschriften” published by the German National Library, and the theses annually listed in the journal ”Zeitschrift für Pädagogik” that are thematically situated in the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of educational research. By uniting these three most comprehensive information pools currently available in educational research, a yet unique pool has been generated representing the topics of research currently addressed by young researchers.

To the ProHaBil database


ProHaBil was developed in the context of a project, funded by the DIPF budget. The service has been accessible online since March 2014.


The database is available on the German Education Portal.


Dr. Renate Martini

last modified Mar 07, 2016