Qualification Program

The RTG´s qualification program seeks to support doctoral researchers in producing excellent dissertations in a limited amount of time. In addition, it aims to provide the doctoral researchers with a range of qualifications that not only enhance the quality of their dissertations, but foster inter-disciplinary, international, and collaborative orientation, so as to also provide them with distinctive markers in a competitive job market within and beyond academia. Particularly, the qualification program will support doctoral research

  • through a study program that allows for discussing individual research projects in a collaborative environment as well as enhancing individual skills;
  • through a closely-knit local research environment that encourages doctoral researchers to elaborate on aspects of their research in single-authored and collaborative form, with a clear aim of publishing some results before the completion of the doctoral dissertation;
  • through the encouragement of disciplinary excellence through inter-disciplinary exposure and reflection, among others by organizing collaborative workshops;
  • through continuous and intensive exchange and engagement with international cooperation partners as well as international research visits and conference presentations by doctoral researchers.


Study Program


New Doctoral Researcher Joined the RTG

On 01 March, Karlson Preuss took up his position in the Research Training Group. In his doctoral dissertation, he focuses on "The Unwritten Constitution as an Intersection between Global Law and World Politics".

A Touch of World Politics in Bad Salzuflen

The RTG participated in the Annual Retreat of the Institute for World Society Studies on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Bad Salzuflen. More.

Guest lecture by George Lawson (LSE) on 28 November

We would like to invite you to the Guest lecture "Global Historical Sociology" by Dr. George Lawson (LSE) on Tuesday, 28 November at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.

RTG "World Politics" officially launched

Ten international young scientists and eleven principal investigators will investigate the emergence of world politics as a specific type of politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. More.

Official Opening of the RTG on 24 October

We would like to invite you to the Official Opening of the RTG and the guest lecture "'Lies are the Law of the World!' News and Global Media Networks in the Twentieth Century" by Prof. Dr. Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) on Tuesday, 24 October at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.

The RTG "World Politics" started on 01 October

On 01 October 2017, the Research Training Group "World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society" started. Nine doctoral researchers and one post-doctoral researcher took up their positions.

The RTG is approved

We are pleased to announce that the DFG has approved our Research Training Group application. The new Research Training Group `World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society´ will start 01 October 2017.