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Credit Point System

The general structure of the SAOT Credit Point System (CPS) is summarized in Table 1. In total each Doctoral Candidate (DC) has to collect 90 CPs minimum. These 90 CPs can be collected in 3 different sections which are Science, Education, and Additional. For more information, see SAOT_CPS_Details.

DCs can request their CP transcript (for explanations, see CP_Transcript_Details) by contacting saot-creditpoints@fau.de.

Please also see the “Instructions for Members” given at the end of this page.

Table 1: Credit Point System Overview

Instructions for Members

Abstracts, Proceedings, Book Chapters, or Journal Papers

SAOT must be affiliated, if SAOT is expected to reimburse the travel expenses, or if one author receives complete or partial funding by SAOT:

  • Scholarship
  • Salary or
  • Equipment

Of course, others should feel encouraged to mention SAOT in the affiliations, too.

Abstracts, Proceedings, Book Chapters, or Journal Papers

SAOT must be affiliated, if one author receives complete or partial funding by SAOT:

  • Scholarship
  • Salary or
  • Equipment

Of course, others should feel encouraged to mention SAOT in the affiliations, too.

Matthias Mustermanna,b
aLehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
bErlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

or

Matthias Mustermann
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik and Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

SAOT must be mentioned in the Acknowledgements always, if one author is SAOT member. This should be written as follows:

Projects during DFG funding (11/2006 – 10/2019):

The authors gratefully acknowledge funding of the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the framework of the German excellence initiative.

Projects during StMWK funding (since 11/2019):

The authors gratefully acknowledge funding of the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art.

Please do not forget to add the acknowledgements, even if SAOT was already affiliated. Please do not forget to add the acknowledgements, even if you submit an one page abstract only.

Journal Papers, Books, and Book Chapter

Please inform SAOT (saot-creditpoints@fau.de) via email about the publication NOT-RELATED to conferences, as soon as it has been published and can be cited completely (not when it was submitted, accepted or online published). Please use the respective journal form. Please attach the publication as it has been published to this email and if possible, add a link, where the paper can be downloaded.

Journal Papers, Books, and Book Chapter
Please inform SAOT (saot-creditpoints@fau.de) about the publication of a conference publication, as soon as it has been published (not when it was submitted, accepted or online published). Please fill the journal form and the conference form (including information about a proceeding if the conference publication was more than 2 pages) and attach the conference publication, as it has been published in the conference proceedings or conference book. If the conference publication is published in a journal, which is ranked within the science citation index – please mention this fact explicitly – also treat this publication as a journal publication not related to conferences and submit it as described above. Please also provide the name of the person who actually gave the presentation.

Please inform SAOT (saot-creditpoints@fau.de) about any thesis you have supervised (e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s Thesis). Please fill the supervision thesis form and mind that you have to send it electronically and a print-out with a signature of your Principal Investigator.

After you have successfully defended your PhD thesis and meet all criteria of the credit point system, you can request the final SAOT certificate by contacting saot-administration@fau.de. In doing so, please include a scanned copy of your doctoral certificate as well as an address to which we can send the SAOT certificate.