Past Research Topics

In its first cohort (2008-2010) the DLGS focused on "Demographic Change and Regional Development Strategies", investigating the complex nature of demographic processes such as ageing, migration and population shrinkage which can be found in many countries and have worldwide repercussions.

The second cohort (2010-2012) addressed the topic of "Dealing with Change-Regional Strategies in Times of Demographic, Economic and Climate Change". This group of candidates paid more attention to linking demographic change with other issues of long-term development such as climate change or structural economic change.

The next three cohorts, DLGS 3 (2012-2014), DLGS 4 (2014-2016) and DLGS 5 (2015-2017) focused on the topic of "Urban and Regional Resilience – Managing Change for Sustainable Development".