PhD Programme Southeastern Europe

The goal of the PhD Programme Southeastern Europe is to support doctoral research at the University of Graz with a focus on Southeastern Europe through an interdisciplinary exchange and methodological support of the participants. In addition to the interdisciplinarity of the program, internationalisation is a central goal. Thus, the programme will facilitate study and research trips to other universities, as well as regular visiting lecutres. PhD students in the programme will receive a certificate confirming their successful participation

Target group:
The programme is for all doctoral students of the University of Graz from the Faculty of Humanities, Law, Social Sciences and Economics, Theology and Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences whose research as a direct conntection with Southeastern Europe and who are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.

What we offer:
Students will participate in four doctoral colloquia that will take place once per semester. These are held either as intensive block seminars over several days or as regular classes during the semester in either English or German (based on the need of participating students). Students will be able to present their current stage of research. In addition, regular events and seminars will be held for students, including the brownbag seminars and the lecture series of the Centre for Southeast European Studies. Participating students are encouraged to present their research at least once at a brownbag seminar. In addition, further classes will be offered to doctoral students in German and English. If you have any questions or queries, please contact your supervisor of the coordinator of the progam, Florian Bieber:

The following professors and researches with a habilitation are participating in the PhD program:

1. Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. theol. Pablo Argárate, Institut für Ökumenische Theologie, Ostkirchliche Orthodoxie und Patrologie, Theol;
2. Univ.-Prof. Dr.iur. Wolfgang Benedek, Institut für Völkerrecht und Internationale Beziehungen/UNI ETC Graz, Rewi (until 2017);
3. Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Florian Bieber, Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien, Rewi, Gewi;
4. Univ.-Prof. Dr.iur. Tomislav Boric, Institut für Österreichisches und Internationales Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Rewi;
5. Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Ulrich Ermann, Institut für Geographie und Raumforschung, Urbi;
6. Univ.-Prof. Dr.theol. Basilius Groen, UNESCO Chair for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in Southeastern Europe, Institut für Liturgiewissenschaft, Christliche Kunst und Hymnologie, Theol;
7. Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Renate Hansen-Kokoruš, Institut für Slawistik, Gewi;
8. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr.phil. Klaus-Jürgen Hermanik, Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaften, Gewi;
9. O.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Karl Kaser, Institut für Geschichte, Gewi;
10. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörn Kleinert, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Sowi;
11. Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Andreas Leben, Institut für Slawistik, Gewi;
12. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Joseph Marko, Institut für Österreichisches, Europäisches und Vergleichendes Öffentliches Recht, Politikwissenschaft und Verwaltungslehre, Rewi;
13. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Renate Ortlieb, Institut für Personalpolitik, Sowi;
14. Univ.-Prof. Dr.habil. PhD Libora Oates-Indruchová, Institut für Soziologie, Sowi (since 2017);
15. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kerem Öktem, Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien, Rewi, Gewi (since 2017).