Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - DYNAMICS

Call for Applications!

Call for applications for 10 doctoral researcher positions now open. Come and work with us! Apply until Jan 20, 2024.




The Research Training Group "The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy" (DYNAMICS) provides doctoral researchers with a unique and internationally competitive three-year PhD programme in cutting-edge quantitative methods and advanced theories of demography, democracy and public policy. It is a joint endeavour of the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Hertie School and funded by the German Research Foundation. From fall 2019, a total of 35 doctoral researchers have studied the relationship between demographic change, democratic processes and public policy.


The PhD programme is taught and supervised by leading experts from Political Science, Demography and Public Policy.  PhD students will benefit from the excellent and unique research environment encompassing HU Berlin and the Hertie School, a number of leading research institutions in Berlin as well as from a dense international network including top universities around the world. DYNAMICS fosters interdisciplinary exchange to enable PhD students to conduct innovative research that sheds much needed light on how demographic shifts affect and interact with democratic processes and public policy


Why join DYNAMICS?


  • Innovative research agenda
  • Unique and internationally competitive three-year PhD programme taught and closely supervised by leading international experts in the field
  • Training in cutting-edge quantitative methods and advanced theories of demography, democracy and public policy
  • Preparation for the academic job market through close supervision, career counseling and academic and financial support to present at international conferences
  • Vibrant international research community
  • Excellent and unique research environment in Berlin
  • Dense international network for research stays abroad and visiting researcher programme bringing top international scholars to Berlin
  • DYNAMICS offers five fully funded doctoral researcher positions per year
  • Own office space in the beautiful Humboldt Graduate School building and first-class IT systems and software


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