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Doctoral School of Social Sciences

Culture and Global Studies

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Culture and Global Studies is an interdisciplinary doctoral school for the systematic study of themes and theoretical issues related to the intertwining of political, cultural, and socio-economic processes, with particular emphasis on contemporary globalisation trends and their historical preconditions.

About the programme

Culture and Global Studies is an interdisciplinary doctoral programme within the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Humanities conducting research in culture and globalization, current as well as historical. The PhD fellows conduct research in cultural, political and socio-economic processes at local, national, transnational and global levels.

Culture and Global Studies' PhD projects are about topics of vital importance to understand the historical and ongoing processes and those concerned with their origin, context, conflict and consequences. The research themes range from transnational phenomena and international relations, intercultural and intra-regional issues of changing identities and everyday experiences historically and today.

Culture and Global Studies' research is conducted within four broad themes:

  • Transnational change, where the understanding of globalisation and internationalisation and character development is in focus;
  • Inter-regional developments and conflicts, such as integration or regionalism, i.e. involving governance and development strategies;
  • Identity and globalisation, i.e. focusing on gender conflicts, nation, class and ethnicities in the globalising world;
  • Intercultural production and consumption, such as companies' handling of transnational challenges, tourism and everyday life are explored.

PhD candidates at Culture and Global Studies are prepared for becoming qualified researchers and educators, or for other knowledge-based job positions. The education is at a high level, in an international environment. and the PhD fellows are trained to be qualified researchers and educators. 

Organisation

Culture and Global Studies is an interdisciplinary doctoral programme within the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Humanities conducting research in culture and globalization, current as well as historical. The PhD fellows conduct research in cultural, political and socio-economic processes at local, national, transnational and global levels.
 

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