Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien
The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a joint programme by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München and the Universität Regensburg (UR) in which seven extramural academic institutions in Munich and Regensburg with relevant expertise in studying East and Southeast Europe also take part.
From November 2012 to October 2019, the Graduate School was funded by the German Research Association (DFG) as a part of the German Federal and State Excellence Initiative (as DFG-GSC 1046).
Our primary goal is to create an academic environment for innovative research and for successfully completing outstanding doctoral projects in the research field of East and Southeast European Studies. Therefore, our doctoral programme combines a structured and interdisciplinary course with intensive supervision. The curriculum is designed to support graduate students in their future career plans inside or outside academia. We provide doctoral positions with a personal workplace, research facilities, soft skill courses and a mentoring programme.
The Graduate School pursues the concept of integrated area studies and, thus, collaborates with related disciplines as well as other area studies. We support the claim that East and Southeast Europe cannot be understood isolated but only in their interrelations with other world regions, enabling a differentiated and decentralised perspective on the processes around globalisation.