Graduate School

The Center for Global Politics (CGP) is a European response to the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalization. In an environment characterized by increasing opportunities and uncertainties the program’s new and innovative concepts provide participants with a context and the orientation in which to pursue a research-oriented career. This progressive and finely tuned study program has been created by international scholars and practitioners and is designed to meet the growing need for lifelong learning.

In this context, in a joint German-Chinese venture by the Freie Universität Berlin and Fudan University Shanghai, the Center for Global Politics at the FU Berlin has organized the first PhD program in the social sciences. This three-year PhD program gives students the chance to ensure that their time as a doctoral student is not only interdisciplinary, but also truly international.

At the GSGP participants receive:

- excellent qualifications for an outstanding academic or professional career;

- supervision by a team of international experts;

- training in academic expertise and modern soft skills;

- research and coursework abroad during a 6-12 month stay in the partner country;

- access to dynamic networks, such as program groups and a globally accessible alumni network.

The co-operation between public, social, and corporate partners empowers participants to meet the challenges of a highly competitive and demanding labor markets. The CGP is a unique place for acquiring context knowledge in an increasingly complex world. CGP offers a state-of –the-art study environment and exciting alumni activities. CGP is a European enterprise and your gateway to the global world!

Take a look at our website for more information about this unique program.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. Email: phd@global-politics.org


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