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Habilitationsschrift

English translation: post-doctoral/postdoctoral thesis

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German term or phrase:Habilitationsschrift
English translation:post-doctoral/postdoctoral thesis
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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07:27 Jun 18, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: Habilitationsschrift
Is there a good (concise) way of saying this in (American or British) English without having to paraphrase it, i.e. post-doctoral thesis required to teach at a German university? The only thing I can come up with is "pre-professorate thesis", but it doesn't really sound very English!
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Explanation:
It is a uniquely German concept. In 99% of all cases, it is not translated at all.

The closest approximation in English would be post-doctoral thesis (ie, you are a Ph.D. and do further research and studies - as I said, the best approximation for H.).
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napostdoctoral thesisFlorin Badea
nahabilitation / professor's / professoral thesis
Vesna Zivcic
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Explanation:
It is a uniquely German concept. In 99% of all cases, it is not translated at all.

The closest approximation in English would be post-doctoral thesis (ie, you are a Ph.D. and do further research and studies - as I said, the best approximation for H.).

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habilitation / professor's / professoral thesis


Explanation:
1. University of Cologne (preparation of a professoral thesis -Habilitation)

www.uni-koeln.de/jur-fak/intstra/kress.html

2. ... Professor's Thesis. Master's Dissertation. Chemorheology

www.inchem.hanyang.ac.kr/lab/prlab/publication_eng.htm

3. To have a scientific career at a German University, two dissertations are needed: the Ph.D. thesis and the "Habilitation" thesis. There is no American equivalent to the German Habilitation, as the academic certification is awarded to an individual who already has a Ph.D. Habilitation is the highest scientific distinction in Germany.


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Vesna Zivcic
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postdoctoral thesis


Explanation:
There is nothing like Habilitation in Am. or Br. English. Both my Oxford Dictionary and my Webster's don't include such a word.
However, Langenscheids GE-EN dictionary lists Habilitationsschrift as written above.



    Langenscheidts Grosswoerterbuch DE-EN, EN-DE
Florin Badea
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