The Initiative “Human Development in Landscapes” promotes international networking.

International Partners

In the Graduate school this is achieved by attracting an inter-national studentship. It provides the students with an international study environment and a stimulating discussion forum for the exchange of ideas, particularly in annual meetings/ workshops together with foreign guests.

The students benefit from the chance to present and develop their projects in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment. The School also provides travelling grants to attend international conferences and for research visits abroad. Finally, the external advisory board, as represented by leading national and foreign scientists from the research fields concerned, furthers international quality standards and promotes networking.

The researchers involved in the Graduate School provide, via their scientific contacts and collaborations, both within Germany and abroad, access to a wide range of international scientific resources.

The Graduate School is embedded in an excellent international network of research institutes and scholars. They cooperate within an international doctoral exchange system, contribute to, and manage international workshops which are organised by the School, and support the graduate research.

The international visibility of the School is ensured by close links with

  • Institutions with quantitative and computational research foci and facilities directed towards landscape and environmental studies (Aarhus, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Gaolway, London, Lund, Gothenburg, Buffalo, Basel, Siena, Barcelona, Stockholm, Zurich, Beira, Leiden, Groningen, Rehovot);
  • Institutions with long fieldwork traditions and significant contributions to the scientific discourse (Bratislava, Poznan, Krakow, Rzesow, Edinburgh, London, Aarhus, Tallinn, Sevilla, Visby, Bristol, Budapest)
  • Institutions with exceptionally well preserved and diverse archaeological prime resources (Sarajewo, Istanbul, Izmit, Gdansk, Madrid).

The cooperation with these Institutions is based not only on joint research fields, but also on joint field work and the exchange of expertise. The spatial distribution of the cooperating institutions is in part due to the research themes regarding Northern and Central Europe, the exchange structures with British and Irish universities, the long existing links to South Eastern European, Turkish and Israeli partners, and the close links to West Mediterranean, thus Iberian universities.

Furthermore, non-European institutions with a high reputation and research fields in Europe are integrated. The integration of the mentioned institutions, some of which is already in place through existing collaborations, to the School will enhance the excellent academic structure supporting the PhD research of the Graduate School: in fieldwork, as well as in computational science and the exchange of ideas, the network will strengthen the international reputation for the School and the students

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