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Graduate School ESGC

The main goal of the Graduate School of ESGC is to qualify doctoral-/PhD-students to be excellent scientists optimally prepared for a professional career within or beyond research in the fields of

  • identification and analysis of environmental and societal issues and problems related to global change
  • analysis and development of mitigation and adaptation strategies to global change
  • advancing concepts and strategies for the sustainable development of societies and the sustainable use of natural resources.


As a dedicated network of excellence in training and support, the Graduate School ESGC adds extra benefits to the traditional individual doctoral-/PhD-studies.

The Graduate School ESGC is hosted by the Faculty of Environmental and Natural Resources at the University of Freiburg.


Important: only PhD candidates who already have a research concept and a supervisor at the Faculty of Environmt and Natural Resources can apply.

General Information about PhD procedures at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources are available on the website of the Faculty.

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