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Graduate School Global and Area Studies

CAS works closely with the Research Academy Leipzig, the umbrella organization since 2006 for all structured doctoral qualification programmes at the University of Leipzig. Since 2013 all doctoral training programmes related to the research profile of CAS – the DFG Research Training Group (GK 1261): “Critical Junctures of Globalization”, the international PhD programme “Transnationalization and Regionalization from the 18th Century to the Present”, the bi-national PhD programme “The New Europe”, the doctoral programme “East-Central Europe in Transnational Perspective”, and the bi-national programme “Global and Area Studies with a special emphasis in Peace and Security in Africa” – have been incorporated into the established Graduate School Global and Area Studies. Funding is provided inter alia by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the State Ministry for Higher Education, and most of the German foundations supporting individual PhD projects.

The doctoral training programmes at the Graduate School include research seminars, winter retreats, colloquia, workshops, and summer schools for the presentation of progress on the dissertation in various professional/interdisciplinary contexts and peer groups. Internationally aligning with the research activities at the Centre for Area Studies, CAS facilitates transregional and global approaches within the Graduate School programmes. The Graduate School further promotes cotutelle partnerships as well as closer research cooperation with partners among others in Australia, France, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and South Africa. The Graduate School is developing into one of the hubs for junior research and qualification concerning globalization and regional studies in Germany. With around 100 applications in the last two years, increasing international demand continues. With a focus on questions concerning the global condition, the Graduate School currently acts as a framework for doctoral training and research for 144 PhD students coming from 29 countries. 

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