Welcome to our graduate school pages! The graduate school coordinates and supports doctoral candidates in the School of Economics and Social Sciences. It aims to pool and improve all aspects of doctoral studies. The graduate school also supports research pursuits, especially in the areas of business administration, economics, socioeconomics, political science, sociology, criminology, and journalism.
Please note: Our English-language pages are currently under construction.
How to contact the Graduate School
There will be face-to-face consultation hours again. You can find the personal office hours under Team and Board.
Winter Semester 2021/22 courses
Winter Semester 2021/22 courses in the doctoral degree program are now online. Due to the current situation, most courses will probably be offered digitally.
As in previous semesters, you can register for courses using the Geventis IT system. To register in Geventis, you will need your Docata log-in details. If you do not have access to Docata or if you have not yet been accepted into the doctoral procedure, Geventis also allows you to register as a guest doctoral candidate.
You can register for courses starting immediately.
Funding for 2021
In 2021, the office of the dean will once again provide funding for doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. We are very happy about these resources and hope they contribute to creating the conditions required for first-class research.
Thus, in 2021, the Graduate School can provide funding for:
- participation in (online-) scientific conferences
- participation in (online-) summer schools or (online-) workshops
- direct research needs (to procure data sets or cover transcription costs)
- proofreading and editing of texts in English
In 2021, the maximum funding amount per doctoral candidate is €500. This can be distributed among several projects.
Decisions about funding are made based on the available funding and funding criteria. Applications for funding can be submitted to the Graduate School office at the latest by November 15th, 2021. The invoices and receipts must be submitted to the Graduate School office at the latest by December 1st, 2021.
See downloads (doctoral support) for more information and application forms.
On 3 December, both of the faculty’s honorary doctorates were awarded to recognize outstanding academic achievement. Recipients were Prof. Pratima Bansal, PhD (Ivey Business School, Canada) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Scherer (University of Zurich, Switzerland). The online awards ceremony, organized by the Graduate School and hosted by Prof. Dr. Timo Busch, director of the Graduate School, opened with addresses by Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost, vice president of Universität Hamburg, and Prof. Dr. Cord Jakobeit, dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Ulrich Gilbert and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta gave the subsequent laudatory speeches. Prof. Bansal and Prof. Scherer were recognized for their outstanding academic contributions to an area that has been significant to the Department of Socioeconomics and the faculty in the last few years, namely, the academic and interdisciplinary question of sustainability and corporate responsibility.
“He is among the internationally leading scholars in the fields of research on management and organizations, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics, and has made path-breaking contributions to globalization issues and the political role of the corporation,” noted Gilbert, highlighting Scherer’s international significance in the field of organization research and corporate responsibility. “She has published more than 20 papers in top-tier journals; she always demonstrates the highest quality of research,” said Lopatta of Bansal’s internationally outstanding research in the field of socioeconomic sustainability.
Prof. Jakobeit awarded the certificates for the honorary doctorates. The ceremony closed with talks by the honorees and discussions with doctoral and early career researchers at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Universität Hamburg.
Graduation celebration 2019
This year we again celebrated a party for the graduated of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. Presented below you can find a selection of photos of the event. You can click on the photos to enlarge them.
Graduation celebration 2019 photos
Applications on Graduate School courses
Since winter semester 2014/15 applications on courses are organized with the new IT-System Geventis. For applications you will need your Docata registration information. If you are not yet registered to Docata, it is necessary to create an account first. After creating the Geventis account you can directly apply for the Graduate School courses. External PhD students can register as a guest in Geventis.