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.


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 , deadline: January, 31st 2023. 

News from the DLGS

Urban water systems in Thailand: a field trip by Tieza Santos

Tieza Santos of the DLGS 2020 cohort concluded her field visit in Thailand in December as part of her Ph.D. dissertation.

Read more about the field trip


PhD Defence "summa cum laude" – Jiyoon Song

Congratulations to  Jiyoon Song (DLGS Scholarship holder 2019-2022) for successfully defending her PhD dissertation at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, TU Dresden.

Read more about the defence of Jiyoon Song