Integrated Research Training Group
Research AreaPhD Training
The Integrated Research Training Group (IGK) trains junior scholars in the SFB. It is seamlessly connected to the already existing doctoral training programme in the Research Academy at the University of Leipzig. The IGK thus brings together the independent research activities of the doctoral candidates with the training modules of the SFB and the Leipzig Graduate School Global and Area Studies. Together with the Graduate School, the IGK organizes research seminars, summer and winter schools, as well as thorough method training and progress reviews.
The IGK addresses specific challenges and contradictions junior researchers face in their studies and projects. On the one hand, doctoral students need to anchor themselves in an academic career within a certain discipline, and, on the other hand, there are study problems that require a transdisciplinary or postdisciplinary approach. In independently organized workshops, junior scholars establish their own networks and research environments in order to further their skills and knowledge.