The Graduate School of North American Studies has been funded by the German Research Foundation since 2006. The School's program is dedicated to a comprehensive and interdisciplinary analysis of the social, economic and cultural changes facing North America at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-like transformation running through American society today, apparent in both domestic and foreign policy and economic development, as well as in the media, the arts, culture, and religion. The study program has been organized into nine interdisciplinary research areas.
Each year, ten excellent candidates are granted doctoral scholarships. From fall 2013 on, the Graduate School will also accept two candidates at the postdoctoral level. The Graduate School aims at preparing highly qualified doctoral and postdoctoral researchers for scholarly careers in universities, research institutions and other science-related organizations. The Graduate School provides closely supervised doctoral and postdoctoral education as well as excellent theoretical and methodological research training within the fields of Cultural and Literary Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics, while at the same time promoting interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives. The language of instruction is English.
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