GPAR is a graduate program in accounting research jointly organized and taught by professors from three major German accounting faculties (universities of Göttingen, Hannover, and Osnabrück).

The primary objective of GPAR is to introduce and acquaint PH.D. students with contemporary methodological approaches in international accounting research, providing a structured doctoral course to enable students to carry out high quality research projects targeted at top-tier research journals. Also, GPAR aims at creating a network for young PH.D. researchers and facilitating cooperation.