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 candidates and invites applications from all disciplines selected in a competitive process, with an opportunity to be supported by a full-time scholarship for a period of three years.

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.


October 12th, 2021| Lecture
Lecture and discussion on 'Transformative capacity' by Prof. Dr. Marc Wolfram.

January 11th, 18th, 25th, and February 1st, 2022 | Workshop
How to compile scientific papers - spot your weaknesses and improve your style. Workshop by TUD Graduate Academy. 

January 20th, 2022 | Lecture
Lecture and discussion on 'Socio-technological systems transformation' by Dr. Markus Egermann.

News from the DLGS

DLGS Autumn School 2021

Considered an important milestone in the DLGS Academic program, the Autumn School this year was held on 21st of September, and as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference. It was great to meet people live again and socialize on site at the Deutsches-Hygiene museum, Dresden.

Read more about the DLGS Autumn School 2021


DLGS presence at SURE

Recently, Riyan Habeeb from DLGS cohort-10 presented on the topic 'Evidences of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Security: Aspect, Scale and Implementation' at Third World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) titled - 'Cities as Social Ecological Systems' held in Poznan, Poland from 6-9 July 2021. 

Read more about the presentation