Call for Applications



Collection of Essays

Identitäten / Identities


Interdisciplinary HGGS Colloquium

Summer Semester 2015


Doktorandenkonvent and agDOCS

(doctoral student convention)

first info-meeting

21 July 2015



PhD site (German)


Graduate Schools and Structured Doctoral Programmes



Equal Opportunities

Summer Semester 2015


Transferable Skills for Doctoral Candidates

Summer 2015





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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