Doctoral Training Programmes in the GSBC


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The GSBC_SEC is an interdisciplinary docotral programmme, designed for all members of the GSBC who wish to pursue their PhD in an interdisciplinary environment. It offers a comprehensive theoretical and methodological course-based-training in the own field and another research-field of the GSBC. Additionally, regular seminars and workshops are offered to enhance networking and knowledge exchange between the members of the doctoral programe.

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The Graduate College 'The Economics of Innovative Change' is a distinguished PhD programme in Economics, offered by the Department of Economics of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. It offers a comprehensive PhD-level training to 10-15 outstanding young graduates. The programme is international and highly committed to quality in teaching and research. All academic activities of the PhD programme are conducted in English.

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The Graduate Program "The Economic Impact of Digitalization" is an interdisciplinary program offered by various departments of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (e.g. Economics and Business Administration, Law, Sociology, and Economic Geography).

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Allowing for a broad concept of "digital transformation" the Graduate Programme is structured into five research areas:


GSBC_IMPRS Uncertainty

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The International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (Uncertainty School) combines approaches from Economics, Law and Psychology to explain human decisions under uncertainty more effectively and to better design institutional responses.

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