The doctoral students have a supervisor from each partner university. In a tandem team each doctoral student is related to a student from the partner institution, in the best case working in a complementary discipline. This is meant to enhance exchange and discussions.
For the research in the PhD-projects financial means can be provided for data acquisition, field work, research in archives or libraries, as well as for participation in conferences and workshops and invitations of guest scholars.
The study program of the graduate school bases on colloquia, lectures, different methodological modules, small scale study groups on special topics or methdologies and workshops or seminars organised by the doctoral students.
Joint conferences of the doctoral students, faculty members of the graduate school and guests take place at the beginning and the end of the study year either in Graz or Erfurt. In this meetings, methodological approaches and results in the individual projects can be presented as well as perspectives and ideas be discussed.
Every member of the graduate school has to attend 20 academic events per term, excluded is the last term, reserved for writing up the thesis.
Main parts of the programme:
- Modules on research methods
- Study groups
- Seminars and workshops