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About the GGK

The Giessen Graduate Centre for Humanities (GGK) is a pivotal part of Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) founded with the goal of improving the education of doctoral researchers in the area of cultural studies.

The GGK assists doctoral researchers enrolled in JLU's three areas of cultural studies specialization (Social Sciences and Cultural Studies; History and Cultural Studies; Language, Literature, Culture) by organising relevant events and by supporting the concrete projects within the framework of the thematically organized sections and working groups.

GGK Study Programme
The GGK was first founded as a formalized doctoral programme in 2001. What sets it apart from more traditional courses of study is that it belies the stereotype of a lone student scribbling away in solitude; instead, doctoral candidates in the GGK programme become part of an active community of scholars from the outset. Today, there are more than 400 doctoral researchers in Faculties 03, 04, and 05.
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Become a Member: You don't have to complete an application to become a member of the GGK. As soon as you've enrolled in a doctoral programme at JLU in faculties 03-05, you're automatically a member! To sign up for user access and take advantage of all the GGK has to offer, attend a PhD consultation hour or contact .