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Graduate Schools

Graduate schools are directed by several professors. Their aim is to conduct research within a clearly defined subject. It is within this framework that PhD researchers write their thesis’ and benefit from special structures, such as supervision by several tutors, a study programme, career development opportunities, mandatory reporting and furthermore. Postdocs may also be a member of a graduate school.

At the European University Viadrina exist the following graduate schools:

  • Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships (Business Administration and Economics)
    The graduate school is organised jointly by the European University Viadrina and the German Graduate School of Management and Law in Heilbronn. The Viadrina side is represented by Professor Dr. Albrecht Söllner. The graduate school was founded in 2011 and is funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. Currently nine doctoral researchers write their dissertations at this graduate school.

  • Interdisciplinary Polish Studies (all faculties)
    The graduate school is located at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies (ZIP) and is represented by Professor Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Director of the ZIP). The Center was founded in 2011 with funding from the Federal State of Brandenburg. Since 2013, funding has been available from the Hanns Seidel Foundation which has put the graduate school on a secure long-term financial footing. Fourteen PhD students are currently writing their dissertations at this graduate school.

Follow this link to view past graduate schools at the European University Viadrina.

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