The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School is a joint activity of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IÖR), and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). The DLGS launches a continuous call for fellowship applications at doctoral level for up to three years in Dresden, Germany. The DLGS is oriented towards making cities and regions more sustainable, resilient and inclusive. Doctoral Candidates investigate new concepts, policies and instruments for promoting social development, economic growth, and environmentally sustainable urban and regional development.
On September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The Agenda outlines a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on priority areas for the achievement of sus-tainable development. SDGs are universally applicable considering different spatial realities, capaci-ties and levels of development.
Taking United Nations ideas as a general framework, the major DLGS research interest is to concen-trate interdisciplinary efforts towards building more sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities and re-gions. Specific research interests integrate social, economic and environmental aspects, recognizing and promoting their interlinkages in achieving sustainable development in all its dimensions. Doctoral theses at DLGS are supposed to contribute to the theoretical discussion and to methodological issues through the analysis of empirical cases.
Research proposals shall deal with the analysis of inequalities within cities as well as between cities and rural areas, and/or the role of integrated policies, strategies and plans for sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities and regions, giving attention to environmental issues and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions.
Cases could be related to the following fields: