Integrated Graduate School (IGS)
The Graduate School’s primary objective is to optimally support the employed PhD students during their doctoral phase. The Graduate School’s set up aims to promote purposeful assistance for their dissertations’ completion and simultaneously provides interdisciplinary exchange with other affiliated and exterior researchers as well as opportunities to obtain and improve additional scientific qualifications.
The Graduate School’s program follows largely the SFB’s research profile. At its center, the regular interdisciplinary colloquium on historical security research facilitates presentations and joint discussions on the respective PhD-projects. Thus, these projects may be closely integrated into the research context of the SFB/TRR 138 "Dynamics of Security" and the interdisciplinary exchange among the subprojects and with the overall members of the SFB/TRR 138 is ensured. Further, the PhD students organise Master Classes which represent an essential element of the Graduate School’s qualification program. They provide opportunities to discuss conceptual and theoretical aspects of the dissertation projects with internationally established experts in the field. In addition, so-called in-depth seminars irregularly take place which provide a platform to mutually engage in uprising questions and problems relating to the fundamental research program.
Within the framework of the Graduate School’s qualification program, our PhD students as up-and-coming scientists receive latitude and support for individual initiatives. By organizing different types of events, they may acquire important insights and competences for their future career in the university and non-university sector. The chosen compulsory elements of the IGS’s curriculum equally aim to support our PhD students concerning the acquisition of additional qualifications conducive to their individual professional goals.The involvement of the SFB’s post-docs represents another important aspect of the IGS as they provide their knowledge and skills in support of our PhD students with regard to substantial and organisational questions.