What exactly is the "GGK," and for whom is it intended?
The GGK/International Graduate Centre for Humanities 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 carrying out selected events and concrete projects within the framework of the thematically organized .and
How and when can I reach the GGK?
How do I decide if doing a doctorate is the right choice for me?
We can advise you on various aspects of your (prospective) doctoral studies in an individual consultation. You can make an appointment with us using the official GGK email address – ggk – or click on the link for "."
Are there opportunities for financial aid? How do I procure a grant, for example?
The GGK itself does not award grants, but we will be glad to advise you about various . If you are enrolled as a doctoral researcher in Faculty 03, 04, or 05 and are seeking specific information on an advanced stage of the research or application process, please don't hesitate to make an appointment for a .
What does the GGK's doctoral programme entail?
What is the Introductory Course?/ What is the Intermediate Course?
The introductory course for doctoral researchers provides instruction on methodology, theory, and key competencies, and also offers practical assistance for administrative, financial, methodological, and structural questions related to doing a doctorate.
The intermediate course takes up where the introductory course leaves off providing for more focussed attention on individual dissertation projects.
Can I take part in the GGK's doctoral studies programme? What are the prerequisites?
The GGK's study programme is primarily aimed at doctoral researchers in faculties 03 through 05 of JLU Giessen, and they will be given priority in course placement. Also welcome to attend, however, are
- any JLU student in the final stages of a graduate degree.
- doctoral researchers from areas of study outside the cultural studies.
This also holds for Career Services workshops:
- Highly motivated students in the final stages of their degree who have doctoral degree in mind are welcome, space permitting. As a rule we compile a waiting list for these requests, and interested students are kept informed as spots become available.
Are there fees for participation in the workshops?
Unless otherwise stated, the workshops are held at no cost to participants; the GGK itself handles speakers' fees.
How do I register for events?
How do I find out about activities and events at the GGK?
What are "sections," and how do I join one?
The GGK has organized by doctoral researchers themselves as themed spheres of activity and collaboration. This is a place where the 'big questions' can be addressed, special events can be organized, and research projects can be presented.
What are "working groups," how do they differ from "sections," and how can I take part in them?
Like sections, are thematically organized units. (AGs)
The working groups can – but don't have to – attain the status of a section, thereby becoming a more permanent unit. Compared to sections, working groups tend to be more informal.
As an informational and organizational platform for career planning and the professional world, thesupports strategic preparation for working life after the doctorate. In cooperation with the Giessen branch office of the German Federal Employment Agency, the Service arranges workshops and conventions to familiarize doctoral researchers with career perspectives and offer professional instruction for the job application process.
How can I, as a former student, continue to be involved?
We're delighted to hear from former students who would like to become active in the GGK's alumni network. You could, for example, appear as a speaker at one of our Alumni events and pass on your knowledge to the next 'generation.'
The GGK is designing an alumni network to systematize connections between graduates and the university. If you would like to be included, or request a new access code for your homepage profile, we're at your disposal! Please share your experiences with us, and/or your ideas for future collaborations! Contact us anytime at our office number (0641/99-30041) or email address: Jacqueline.Sim
For the doctoral degree and examinations regulations of the departments 03, 04 and 05, as well as the guidelines for applications according to §18 of the doctoral degree regulations of the Faculty of Humanities, please refer to the doctoral regulations (Promotionsordnung) of your respective department.