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.

News from the DLGS


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.

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Doing a PhD in times of COVID-19 – our coping strategies at DLGS

Staying motivated right now is not an easy task, especially if you are a PhD candidate. Many researchers have themselves admitted on social media how they struggle with being productive and to find a consistent routine. Things have not been so different for PhD candidates at Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS). Here is how they are coping with this tough situation in their own words.

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Successfully started: 10th cohort of the DLGS

The tenth cohort of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) started at the beginning of March. The fellows of the international graduate school will spend three years researching various issues in the field of sustainable urban development. The application period for cohort number 11 starts in May.

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