The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is a joint interdisciplinary facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). It hosts international doctoral students selected in a competitive process, and supported by a full scholarship or contracted part-time at the IOER.

The DLGS was established in 2008 to address the spatial implications of grand societal challenges. The graduate school is supported by the Leibniz Association, and operated by the IOER and the TUD. It is independent in designing its scientific program, committed to scientific excellence, and subject to regular international peer review.


August 13, 2020 | Q&A Session (Part 1)

Interactive discussion on methods for qualitative data analysis with Dr. Bishwajit Mallick, Post-doctoral researcher, Chair of Environmental Development and Risk Management, TUD

August 19, 2020 | Q&A Session (Part 2)

Interactive discussion on methods for qualitative data analysis with Dr. Andreas Blum, Senior Researcher, Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures, IOER and Dr. Gerard Hutter, Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development, IOER

September 7-9, 2020 | DLGS Summer School

SAVE THE DATE! 7th-9th of September, 2020. DLGS will host its annual Summer School as a virtual event.

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News from the DLGS

Future collaboration between DLGS and Boysen Kolleg

On 21st of July, 2020, Prof. Marc Wolfram, Chair of the Management Board of DLGS and Dr. Shikha Ranjha, the scientific coordinator of the DLGS, met with Dr. Anna Martius, Managing Director of Boysen-TU Dresden-Graduiertenkolleg, to discuss possibilities for a future collaboration. Both, the DLGS and the current Research Training Group (RTG) at Boysen Kolleg have a strong focus on interdisciplinary research, as well as the broader challenge of sustainability transitions. Therefore, both sides agreed to further expand collaboration on joint activities and formats such as training courses or summer schools, as well as mutual engagement in future programming. The meeting followed a first collaborative colloquium organised already in March 2020 by the PhD fellows of both facilities, enabling a peer-to-peer dialogue on methods in social science.

Call for applications 2021

'Glowing cities: Heat and drought in urban context'

DLGS announces PhD scholarships for young scientists in the field of spatial sustainability science to explore the topic of heat and drought in urban context. The deadline for applications to the call is 15th September, 2020. The program starts on 1st March 2021. Further information on application requirements and procedure can be found here.

> Download the current call
> Download the application checklist