Northern German Network Democracy Studies (NND)

The Center for the Study of Democracy facilitates academic exchange in the area of democracy research and professional networking among junior researchers. Through its participation in the Northern German Network for Democracy Studies (NND), the CSD cooperates with five political science research institutions in northern Germany.

One of the major NND activities consists of organizing regular PhD seminars and doctoral training workshops. These are open to doctoral researchers from the collaborating partner institutions, who are not only invited to present and discuss their research designs and their preliminary findings, but also learn more about the practical aspects of “doing a PhD”, and about the academic life in the political science discipline.

The NND connects institutes and departments of political science at University of Bremen, Jacobs University Bremen, University of Greifswald, University of Hamburg, Leibniz University of Hannover and Leuphana University Lüneburg. The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is the leading coordinator of the network.