Stuttgart is not just home to the automotive sector and winegrowing. No other region invests more in research and development on a daily basis.
Doctorates following the traditional model still make up the majority of PhDs in Germany compared to structured programmes. For doctoral candidates from abroad, a traditional PhD requires a great deal of initiative, autonomy and tenacity.
They run language courses, lecture in front of managing directors or teach computer skills: Lecturers specialise in a very wide range of fields. This is also reflected in their salaries.