About the GGK
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
Today, there are more than 400 doctoral researchers in Faculties 03, 04, and 05.of an active community of scholars from the outset. A doctorate at the GGK is built upon three foundational 'pillars':
- A research specialization that ultimately, after three to five years of study, leads to the conferring of a doctoral degree,
- A comprehensive, voluntary instructional programme to accompany the dissertation phase,
- Your participation with other young researchers in a collaborative group – these are called sections or working groups (AGs). These groups provide a space free from hierarchy where doctoral candidates have an opportunity to introduce their degree projects, arrange speaking engagements with researchers from other institutions, or organize conferences.