We promote the exchange between doctoral candidates and former members who have taken different career paths. Many of them would like to stay connected to GSGG and university and are willing to share their experiences with the career start after having obtained a doctoral degree and to share their informal knowledge with you. In this way you gain direct insights into various career paths.
In the course of our alumni lecture series, former members speak of their professional career from a personal perspective and are willing to answer your questions.

Previous events:

Prof Dr Julia Hauser was guest at our first event on 26th November 2018. After her studies, inter alia, in Göttingen, she obtained her doctoral degree as a member of GSGG. After one year as a postdoc at our graduate school, she took up the junior professorship in the field of Global History/History of Globalisation Processes at the University of Kassel. Julia Hauser spoke of her decision for an academic career and gave the audience valuable information.

An event, as part of the project aiming at gender equitable inclusion, which is responsibly managed by the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences, took place on 22th January 2019. Our alumna Dr Christina Ernst and Prof Dr Jan Hermelink (Faculty of Theology) had been invited and spoke of their experiences as doctoral candidate and supervisor, which were, by no means only but also, influenced by the circumstance that Christina Ernst is blind.

For former members:

If you have been a member of GSGG, would like to stay connected to us and are interested in receiving information on the graduate school (reception of newsletter, invitation to the “Tag der GSGG”) or are willing to exchange experience with doctoral candidates, please do not hesitate to contact us via