Call for Applications 2016

Deadline and Info


Prof. Dr. John R. Searle

University of California, Berkeley

HGGS Opening Ceremony


Kultur des Heiligen

Prof. Dr. B. Dücker und

PD Dr. W. Vögele

Seminar, Summer 2016



PD Dr. K. Oschema und

Prof. Dr. E. Giele

Seminar, Summer 2016


How to survive your PhD thesis

Prof. Dr. Michael Burke

Workshop, Summer 2016


HGGS Forum

Space - Raum

2 - 3 June 2016


Collection of Essays

Identitäten / Identities


Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Winter Semester 2015/16


Doktorandenkonvent and agDOCS




PhD site (German)


Transferable Skills for Doctoral Candidates

Winter 2015/16


Heidelberg Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences


Welcome to the pages of the Heidelberg Graduate School

for the Humanities and Social Sciences!


HGGS stands for Heidelberg Graduate School for the Humanities ("Geisteswissenschaften") and Social Sciences ("Sozialwissenschaften") and for innovative, interdisciplinary research at one of Europe´s top-ranking institutions, the University of Heidelberg. Its aim is to provide a structured PhD experience that draws on the productive use of existent cross- and interdisciplinary research at Heidelberg University and generates new research projects in a range of strategic areas.
Interdisciplinary dialogue is of particular importance at the University of Heidelberg, which has generated four main research areas as part of its Excellence Initiative, the "Fields of Focus". The HGGS Graduate School is a strategic nexus for Field of Focus 3:"Cultural dynamics in globalized worlds" and Field of Focus 4: "Self-regulation and regulation: individuals and organizations" as it comprises the faculties and specialist research groups working in international research network. Offering an enriching academic programme for all enrolled PhD students, the HGGS supports them with exclusive courses, interdisciplinary seminars, lectures and workshops.


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