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.


May 31st, 2022 | Lecture
 'Sociology of space' by Prof. Dr. Antonia Kupfer (TUD). 

September 21st, 2022 | DLGS Summer School 
The DLGS Summer School will be held as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference 2022 . 

October 12th, 2022 | Lecture
'Spatial sustainability science' by Prof. Dr. Marc Wolfram (IOER and TUD).

News from the DLGS

Call for applications 2023
Beyond 2030: Envisioning sustainable and resilient places for transformative change

DLGS announces PhD scholarships for young scientists in the field of spatial sustainability science to explore the topic of envisioning future places for transformative change. The deadline for application submission is 1st September, 2022. The program starts on 1st March 2023.

Read more about the call and the application process.


DLGS at 7th NEST Conference, Lyon

Tieza Mica Santos and Riyan Habeeb (Cohort 2020) recently participated in the 7th Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) conference organized through a hybrid mode in Lyon, France from 4-6 May 2022.

Read further information on Participation in the NEST Conference


DLGS Summer School on Sep 21st, 2022

The Summer School of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) will take place on the day preceding the IOER annual conference. It addresses the overall conference topic “Space & Transformation: Liveable Futures”, including all the tracks. Various interactions and training formats will be offered, including a workshop with James Evans (University of Manchester) and Marc Wolfram (IOER). Interested PhD students are required to submit a proposal for an individual presentation via the conference website.

Read further information about the DLGS Summer School