The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is an international graduate school of spatial research, economics and social sciences in Germany. It pursues a European comparative perspective with focus on regional and local development strategies. The DLGS provides an interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Programme for recent university graduates as well as professionally experienced junior researchers.

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School has been founded in 2008 as a joint activity of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). The doctoral candidates use synergies between the TU Dresden and non-university research institutes in Dresden.

Call for Applications

Ninth cohort 2019 – 2021
Beginning in March 2019, the DLGS announces:

  • Doctoral Fellowships.

The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships at the TU Dresden for up to three years. Applications are reviewed once a year.
The ninth DLGS cohort is oriented towards making cities and regions more sustainable, resilient and inclusive. Doctoral Candidates will investigate new concepts, instruments and policies to promote social development, economic growth and environmentally sustainable urban and regional development.

  Download Call for Applications

A detailed description of research lines and topics can be found here. Please use the DLGS online application form for your application.