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 students selected in a competitive process, and supported by a full scholarship or contracted part-time at the IOER.

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.


March 22nd, 2021 | Orientation Seminar
Guide to doing a doctorate at IOER. Offered by Dr. Gerd Lintz, Doctoral Studies Commissioner and Senior Researcher, IOER

March 31st, 2021 | Seminar
Seminar on literature research and management. Offered by Ms. Almuth Kühn, Librarian, IOER

April 28th-29th, 2021 PhD Day 
PhD Day or Promovierendentag 2021 will take place on the mornings of 28th and 29th April. All DLGS and IOER doctoral candidates will give a brief presentation about their research. 

September 22nd, 2021 | DLGS Autumn School 
The DLGS Autumn School will be held as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference 2021. To know more about the themes and abstract submission, read here. Program details to follow soon. 

News from the DLGS

DLGS 2021: start of the new cohort

DLGS is pleased to welcome three new colleagues that constitute the cohort: DLGS 2021, who started successfully at the beginning of March. The fellows were selected in competitive process where they responded with a research proposal on the topic of urban heat and drought under the bigger umbrella of spatial sustainability transformations and will now spend the next three years working on their individual thesis related to the above topic. Their work is also closely related to the IOER research area on Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development.

Read more about the fellows.


Call for Abstracts - DLGS Autumn School Sep 22nd, 2021

Deadline extended till March 31st 

DLGS would like to invite doctoral candidates working on the topics related to space and transformation to participate in the Autumn School on September 22nd, 2021. This year it is organised as a preceding event to the IOER Annual Conference 2021. The purpose of the Autumn School is to provide a platform for doctoral candidates to present their on-going research projects, and socialise with peers and other senior researchers.

Further information about themes and submissions