The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is a joint interdisciplinary facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). It hosts international doctoral candidates and invites applications from all disciplines selected in a competitive process, with an opportunity to be supported by a full-time scholarship for a period of three years.

The DLGS was established in 2008 to address the spatial implications of grand societal challenges. The graduate school is supported by the Leibniz Association, and operated by the IOER and the TUD. It is independent in designing its scientific program, committed to scientific excellence, and subject to regular international peer review.


October 12th, 2022 | Lecture
'Spatial sustainability science' by Prof. Dr. Marc Wolfram (IOER and TUD).

October 18th, 2022 | Orientation Seminar
Guide to doing a doctorate at IOER. Offered by Dr. Gerd Lintz , IOER

October 25th-26th, 2022 | Seminar
Seminar on Philosophy of Science and Research Design by Dr. Gerd Lintz, IOER

News from the DLGS

DLGS Summer School 2022

One of the important milestones in the DLGS academic programme, the Summer School this year was held on Sep 21st, 2022 at the Deutsche Hygiene Museum Dresden, as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference.

Read more about the DLGS Summer School 2022


Call for applications 2023 
Deadline extended till September 30th, 2022

Beyond 2030: Envisioning sustainable and resilient places for transformative change

DLGS announces PhD scholarships for young scientists in the field of spatial sustainability science to explore the topic of envisioning future places for transformative change. The program starts on 1st March 2023.

Read more about the call and the application process.