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Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSSS)


  • Department of Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ISW)
  • Berufliche Weiterbildung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (link) (in German)
  • German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) (in German)

Target Group

International doctoral students of sociological or political sciences


International doctoral programme for training and promoting doctoral researchers

Theme Focus

  • Inclusion (Welfare State, Migration, Education, Labor Markets, Social Inequality and Change, Global Cities)
  • Democracy (Democratization, Democracy and its Institutions, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law, Individuals and Policies, Civil Society and Social Movements)


  • Workshops on research design and advanced methods
  • Theory Courses
  • Doctoral Colloquia
  • BGSSS Graduate Conference
  • Workshops regarding soft skills and professional training
  • Mentoring Programme


Dr. Martin Nagelschmidt
Email: geschaeftsfuehrer.bgss[at]

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