Concept and Structure of the HGGS
The Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences offers a structured doctoral programme to all doctoral candidates of the participating faculties but this is not obligatory. Its services are aimed at doctoral candidates writing their dissertations individually ("Einzelpromovierende") and at those who are already members of research projects, e.g. "Graduiertenkollegs”. The approach of the HGGS is interdisciplinary. It combines the tradition of relative freedom in writing a thesis in the humanities with new approaches in educating post-graduates, e.g. by offering them exclusive seminars, workshops and peer mentoring groups.
The working languages of the HGGS are German and English.
Advantages for Doctoral Students
- A structured course-programme covering interdisciplinary theoretical input and practical guidance in career planning
- Regular opportunities to exchange ideas with other doctoral students
- Support in establishing work groups
- Better supervision and guidance
- A second advisor in the HGGS as a Coach/Mentor
- A certificate issued by the HGGS
Interdisciplinarity, Concepts in Humanities and Social Science