Concept and Organisation


Mission and Goals

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is a joint activity of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). The graduate school benefits from the strength of both partners.


Organisation and Supervision – Clear Structures and Responsibilities

The DLGS has a simple management structure with a flat hierarchy providing for inter-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration. The organisational structure comprises of a Management Board, an Advisory Board and an Advisory Commission.

Curriculum – Promoting Knowledge Transfer, Research Transparency and Scientific Dialogue

The DLGS organises an academic programme with workshops and lectures for its doctoral candidates to provide them with scientific knowledge, research techniques and transferable skills. Courses and workshops offer the skills required to select the appropriate methodology for performing research in a safe and ethical manner, as well as applying critical appraisal techniques.