Rahmenbedingungen zur Promotion
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Structured Graduate Programmes

Currently, Bielefeld University houses 15 structured doctoral programs focusing on specific topics that also offer doctoral scholarships. Graduate schools and Research training groups provide outstanding national and international doctoral students a structured education within an interdisciplinary and competitive research environment. International Research Training Groups are joint institutions by German and international research institutions, offering an internationally oriented structured doctoral training program.


Structured doctoral programs at Bielefeld University

  • Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS)
  • Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences (BGTS)
  • Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM)
  • CITEC Graduate School
  • Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB)  
  • Graduate School of the "Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics - CoR-Lab"
  • Research Training Group "Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research"
  • Research Training Group "Models of Gravity”
  • International Research Training Group "Stochastics and Real World Models"
  • International Research Training Group "Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes" (DiDy)
  • International Graduate School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Bielefeld
  • LiLi-Kolleg (Graduate School of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies)
  • NRW Research School "Design of Flexible Work Environments - Human-Centric Use of Cyber-Physical Systems in Industry 4.0"
  • NRW Research Network "Model-based Realization of intelligent Systems in Nano- and Biotechnologies" (MoRitS)
  • NRW Research Network "User-oriented Health Care for People with Chronic Conditions and Long-term Care Needs" (NuV)



Service Center for Young Researchers
Dr. Alexandra Wiebke
Dr. Laura Dittmar
Dr. Linda Groß

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