The Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG) is responsible for PhD students and supervisors from the social sciences faculties (i.e. Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences (and PhD students who enroled before October 2015 at the Departments of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Nature Conservation Policy and Forest Economics). The main tasks of our Graduate School include:
- ongoing development of a structured PhD process following the support concept for early career researchers in cooperation with the faculties, and improvement of supervision by implementing "thesis committees"
- support of interdisciplinary cooperations, e.g. research training groups and PhD programs
- implementation of good scientific practice
- qualification for PhD students: interdisciplinary methods, key competences and professional skills for careers inside and outside academia
- counseling services
- support measures
- integration of international PhD students, e.g. by the Helpdesk for International PhD students
- networking with and for PhD students and GGG alumni
- implementation of equal opportunities and diversity as a cross-cutting topic in qualifying, counseling and supporting PhD students
Göttingen Interdisciplinary Graduate School (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.