Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences


The BGSS serves as a platform for international graduate training at Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin’s Department of Social Sciences.

Target Group

International doctoral students of sociological or political sciences


International doctoral program for training and promoting doctoral researchers

Theme Focus

  • Inclusion (Welfare State, Migration, Education, Labor Markets, Social Inequality and Change, Global Cities)
  • Democracy (Democratization, Democracy and its Institutions, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law, Individuals and Policies, Civil Society and Social Movements)


  • Workshops on research design and advanced methods
  • Theory Courses
  • Doctoral Colloquia
  • BGSSS Graduate Conference
  • Workshops regarding soft skills and professional training
  • Mentoring Program

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