Habilitation Procedure

The WU Senate Office is responsible for providing the Rector’s Council with administrative support in habilitation proceedings, which is why all applications for habilitation are submitted to the Senate Office, although they are addressed to the Rector.

The Senate Office provides the chair of the Habilitation Committee with support in the administrative steps of the process, handles in-house and external communication during the proceedings, and assists with formal matters. The Senate Office also supports habilitation applicants throughout the entire process.

If you would like to submit a habilitation application or if you have any questions regarding ongoing proceedings, please contact Ms Katarzyna Siwiec (tel.: 01 31336 ext. 5322 or by email).

We have prepared a set of guidelines for submitting an application for habilitation containing the most important information.

The following legal statutes apply to habilitation proceedings:

Habilitation proceedings are an official administrative procedure. Therefore, the provisions of the General Administrative Procedure Act (Allgemeines Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz, AVG) apply. § 73 (1) of the AVG reads as follows: “Unless provided differently in the administrative rules and regulations, the authorities are obligated to issue an administrative decision on submissions of parties […] without undue delay, however at the latest within six months after receipt.” This means that the AVG sets a maximum period of six months. This period begins to run on the day on which the application is received by the appropriate authority.

Information on the processing of your personal data in the context of participation in the habilitation procedures can be found here.

Comprehensive information on qualification and development agreements can be found on the Personnel Office's SharePoint page.