important links


Membership 2017

Deadline: 15 March 2017



Call for Projects

Peer Mentoring


HGGS Colloquium



PhD Seminar

"Mobility and Communication"

Prof. Dr. Roland Wenzelhuemer and Guest Professors

Oct. 2016 - May 2017


PhD Seminar


Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse

Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert

19 June 2017


HGGS Forum 2017

"Mobility - Mobilität"

22 June 2017


Doktorandenkonvent and agDOCS




PhD web portal at Heidelberg


Graduate Academy

Transferable skills for doctoral candidates


Collection of Essays

Identitäten / Identities



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,  Heidelberg University. 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 Heidelberg University, which has generated four main research areas as part of its Excellence Initiative, the "Fields of Focus". The HGGS Graduate School is a 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 all affiliated faculties and specialist research groups working at Heidelberg and within an international network. Offering an enriching academic programme for its PhD candidates, the HGGS supports them with exclusive courses, interdisciplinary seminars, lectures and workshops.


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