Fulda Graduate Centre of Social Sciences

Globalisation, European Integration, Interculturality

The interdisciplinary Doctoral Centre of Social Sciences combines the fields of sociology, political science, communication science, law and economics.

The centre is built on the foundation of social science research orientation, theory building and methodology. Our thematic focus includes the areas of

European Integration 

Research on socially relevant issues is combined with an international and interdisciplinary education.

In 2016, Fulda University of Applied Sciences (HAW) was the first university nationwide to receive the right to award doctoral degrees in social sciences with a focus on globalization, European integration and interculturality.

Upon successful completion, our doctoral students earn the academic degree Dr. rer. soc.

Members of the Doctoral Centre

Coordination of the Doctoral Centre


Sebastian Garbe

Research associate

Coordination of the Fulda Graduate Centre of Social Sciences



Sebastian Garbe

Research associate

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  • Call for Papers

    Global Inequalities and Human Rights

    Call for contributions: We invite doctoral and advanced MA students to our International Fulda Autumn School 2021.

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    Start-up funding for doctoral candidates

    The short-term scholarship supports promising candidates of the Fulda University of Applied Sciences in developing initial ideas for their research project. Find out more now!

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  • Information event and workshop

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    Doing a doctorate - how does it work?

    23 & 24 June 2021 - Information event on doctoral studies at Fulda University of Applied Sciences and workshop on writing a doctoral thesis.

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What is the application process like at the Doctoral Centre? How well-developed must your dissertation topic already be? Which documents do you need to apply? Here you get the overview and all templates.

To the application process

Deadlines for submission of applications: March 15 & September 15

Please send your application to the following address: FGCSS(at)sk.hs-fulda.de


Get an overview of our current teaching events as well as our meetings and conferences.

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