PD Dr. habil. Helmut Brentel Consulting & Training in Higher Education
PD Dr. habil. Helmut BrentelConsulting & Training in Higher Education

Strategic and Operative Plan for Establishing Doctoral Schools


A strategic plan defines an action framework by integrating a comprehensive bundle of strategic aims and tasks into an overall university strategy for establishing newly structured doctoral schools or umbrella graduate schools. It comprises and coordinates a comprehensive set of crucial targets which should be reached within a certain the time frame.

The operative plan for designing and implementing the adequate measures consist of an integrated comprehensive set of operative areas with actions and measures which may to be taken. They should be understood as suggestions and stimulation for discussion and further consideration together with the university’s heads.

The strategic and operative plan will be elaborated on the basis of a detailed analysis and related to your specific situation, needs and plans.

In addition there is the option to give advice and feedback in the sense of a procedural implementation process and a formative evaluation.