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.


November 30th, 2022 | Social event
Christmas get together at DLGS

December 13th, 2022 | Young Scientists Seminar
Doctoral candidates and Post-docs exchange information and ideas on publishing strategies

January 30th, 2023 | Lecture
'Spatial sustainability science' by Prof. Dr. Marc Wolfram (IOER and TUD)

May 9th, 2023 | Seminar
Research Data Management for PhD researchers by Dr. Stefano Della Chiesa (IOER)

June 30th and July 1st, 2023 | Conference
SAVE THE DATE! The 8th conference of the "Network of early career researchers in sustainability transitions" (NEST) will take place in Dresden in summer 2023 and hosted by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS). Call for abstracts coming soon.

News from the DLGS

PhD Defence - Fahim Nawaz

In the list of PhD defence at DLGS, another addition was made last week, where Fahim Nawaz successfully defended his dissertation at the Faculty of Business and Economics, TUD.

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Affordable housing in Rwanda, PhD Defence-Fred Nkubito

Pleased to announce that Fred Nkubito successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled: "Low-income tenants’ housing accessibility and affordable housing provision barriers. The case of Kigali, Rwanda." at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, TUD.

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DLGS Alumni Meet

In October, DLGS was proud to host a short meet-up between DLGS alumni and the current candidates in Dresden. The highlight of the event was the presentation on "Career pathways post PhD” given by Lita Akmentina, who was a scholarship holder at DLGS between 2012 and 2015, and is currently a Post-doctoral researcher at Riga Technical University, Latvia.

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