ProHaBil records doctoral and postdoctoral theses in educational research, educational science and subject didactics accepted at universities in Germany from 1998 onwards.


Doctoral and postdoctoral theses document the state of art in a field of research and enable readers to trace thematic and methodological developments. ProHaBil collects theses from education science and education research and subject didactics, raising visibility of respective research achievements.

The database records roughly 20,000 doctoral and post-doctoral theses that were submitted to German universities since 1998. Work in the multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary field of education is compiled from diverse sources, e.g. German Education Index, the university series from the German National Library and titles of doctoral and postdoctoral theses listed annually in Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, information from subject specific communities in subject didactics.

ProHaBil allows searching for individual theses and browsing by filtering search results for example by keyword or university. By combining several sources, ProHaBil offers a unique set of data for educational research monitoring and an overview of current topics in educational research



Target Audience: Educational Research
Type of Content: Information in Education, Literature & Sources
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Department: Information Centre for Education
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