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Doctoral Program / PhD program in Economic Sociology and Political Economy
Published(178 days ago)
Deadline for applications(82 days ago)
Max Planck Institute for the Study of SocietiesKöln
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Köln | Germany imprs.mpifg.de
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) offers qualified
graduate students an attractive research environment at the International Max
Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), a PhD program offered jointly with the Department of Management,
Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and the
Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
As Germany's first graduate program in economic sociology and political economy,
the IMPRS-SPCE welcomes outstanding doctoral students of political science,
sociology, and organization studies from Germany and abroad. Its research
explores the social and political foundations of modern economies and examines
the interrelation between economic and social action. The School combines
approaches from economic sociology, comparative and international political
economy, and organizational sociology; it also has an international impact on
the development of these fields of study.
International cooperation is a feature of the day-to-day work of the IMPRSSPCE.
The students, many international, benefit from stays at IMPRS-SPCE
partner institutions abroad, where they meet leading scholars in their fields.
With its unique curriculum of seminars, colloquia, and summer schools, and
the opportunity to contribute actively to the intellectual life of the MPIfG and
the two partner universities, the School creates an environment in which students
can build essential professional skills and make the best possible start to a
Doctoral degrees are usually awarded by the University of Cologne and the
University of Duisburg-Essen. Students at the IMPRS-SPCE may also acquire a
French doctorate by entering the joint doctoral program (cotutelle de thèse) with
Sciences Po in Paris.
Applicants must hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant
to the School's program (sociology, political science, economics, organization
studies, or a related field). The IMPRS-SPCE aims to have a high share of international
The deadline for applications is February 28 for positions starting on October 1.
For program details please go to imprs.mpifg.de.
Dr. Susanne Berger
Research Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
+49 221 27 67 254
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