Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences
The BGSS serves as the platform for international graduate training at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Department of Social Sciences.
The graduate school´s mission is to train and promote doctoral researchers from Germany and abroad/the world for both scientific and professional careers. Doctoral researchers who participate in the training structure of the BGSS International Doctoral Program complete their doctoral degrees in either Sociology or Political Sciences. The degree is awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities III of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Since 2007 the BGSS is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments via the German Research Association.
- BGSS Events
- BGSS Welcome Lecture Opening Academic Year 2014/2015: "Crisis of Democracy. Empty signifier or analytical concept?" A talk by Wolfgang Merkel
- "Does Capitalism Have a Future?" A Conversation with Craig Calhoun and Michael Mann