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.


June 30th and July 1st, 2023 | Conference
​​​SAVE THE DATE! The 8th conference of the "Network of early career researchers in sustainability transitions" ( NEST ) will take place in Dresden in summer 2023 and hosted by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS)

September 7th and September 8th, 2023  | Workshop
Workshop on Transformative Leadership, offered by Collective Leadership Institute, Berlin

News from the DLGS

Alumni insights on transition to non-academic careers
Recently DLGS had the opportunity to organise an alumni event against the backdrop of a talk by Jose Mercado, DLGS alumni and Senior expert, sustainable construction at Germany Energy Agency (DENA) about non academic career pathways.

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Raghid Shehayeb at EGU 2023 
Raghid Shehayeb, cohort 2021 had the opportunity to present a poster on his doctoral work at the European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna.  

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