The Jena Graduate School "Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change" (GSBC) hosted by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena), is an interdisciplinary doctoral school, aiming at providing the best research environment for doctoral and post-doctoral candidates.
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The Jena Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change is a university institution located at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. The GSBC is designed to band together graduate activities in humanities sciences at the University of Jena. Thus, it is a joint initiative of leading scholars of the two faculties:
The major contributing disciplines are
All of these disciplines aim at analyzing how humans behave if they face change in its very facets but by examining different aspects and levels of analysis, ranging from the individual, the social group and organisation to the social and economic system, with an emphasis on the initiation of, and the adaptation to change.
The general objectives of the Graduate School are education to excellence and the stimulation of outstanding research by providing a framework for doctoral programmes in the social sciences with common standards at a top-quality international level. Programmes of each of the participating disciplines are opened, and interdisciplinarity is further strengthened by a the study- and research programme GSBC_SEC.
The general objectives of the GSBC are education to excellence and the stimulation of outstanding research along the following lines:
GSBC draws upon established and recommended doctoral training. The programmes at these institutes share common standards with respect to excellence and internationality. Although the disciplinary orientation is already complemented by an interdisciplinary dimension within these programmes, it is accentuated through the GSBC