Doctoral Research Groups

Exchange and advice

When accepted for a doctorate, each doctoral candidate automatically joins an existing doctoral research group. The doctoral research groups at the various faculties are designed to ensure regular discussions and exchange between doctoral students in a given field. They bring together students in related subject areas and at least three expert academic supervisors in the field in question.

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Sustainability

Doctoral Research Group


Sustainability ScienceProf. Dr. Brigitte Urban

Processes of Sustainability Transformation
funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung
(funding period October 1, 2017 to February 28, 2021)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth

School of Public Affairs

Doctoral Research Group


EconomicsProf. Dr. Boris Hirsch
LawProf. Dr. Alexander Schall
Political ScienceProf. Dr. Christian Welzel

Democracy under stress
funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture
(funding period October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2020)

Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel