Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences

Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences

The Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG) is designed for PhD students and supervisors of Social Sciences. The main tasks of the Graduate School include:

  • further developing of equal oppurtinies and diversity-competence while supporting the heterogeneous PhD students
  • further developing of structured PhD programs in cooperation with the faculties as part of the concept to support early career researchers
  • supporting interdisciplinary cooperations, i.e. in PhD programs
  • integrating international PhD students, amongst others by the Helpdesk for international PhD students
  • qualifying PhD students: interdisciplinary methods, key skills, job skills for career paths in academia and society
  • improving of PhD supervision by further developing thesis committees and support networks
  • supporting PhD students and networking
  • further developing and improving job entry competences
  • providing services and support programmes



The Goettingen Interdisciplinary Graduate Schools (GIGS)
All PhD students at the University of Göttingen are member of a graduate school. The four graduate schools at Goettingen University are tailored to the respective cultures of Humanities, Social -, Agricultural and Forest- as well as Natural Sciences and Mathematics (GSGG, GGG, GFA, GAUSS). The specific needs are realized by the representatives of the faculties and of the PhD students.
The schools cooperate closely as Göttingen Interdisciplinary Graduate Schools (GIGS) to offer interdisciplinary services for all doctoral students in doctoral programs and research training groups as well as for doctoral candidates working individually at Goettingen Campus.