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
The Graduate School is not currently holding office hours due to the corona pandemic. Contact us by email or telephone.
Winter Semester 2020/21 courses
Winter Semester 2020/21 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 2020
In 2020, the office of the dean will once again provide extensive funding for doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. We are very happy about these resources and hope that they both contribute to and create the conditions required for first-class research.
Thus, in 2020, the Graduate School can provide funding for:
- participation in scholarly and scientific conferences
- field research and research trips
- participation in summer schools or external workshops
- direct research needs (to procure data sets or cover transcription costs)
- proofreading and editing of texts in English
In 2020, the maximum funding amount per doctoral candidate is roughly €1,000. This can be distributed among several projects.
Applications for funding must be submitted to the Graduate School Office no later than 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, or 31 December (exception: applications for funding for copy-editing can be submitted at anytime). The funding amount will not be disbursed until invoices or receipts are received.
See downloads (doctoral support) for more information and application forms.
Graduate School 2020 graduation ceremony
The Graduate School’s 2020 graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, 3 December from 5 to 8 pm in the atrium of the State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky (Von-Melle-Park 3).
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.
Funding from the Graduate School 2019
The Graduate School’s budget proposal includes budget items for the year 2019 that are intended to provide financial support for doctoral students in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo). You can find further information here.