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Globalization and Development

University of Göttingen

36 months
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The Globalization and Development, is a cooperative research and PhD training group of the Leibniz Universität Hannover and the University of Göttingen and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Under the roof of the RTG twelve professors of the cooperating universities collaborate on research and PhD training in the field of globalization and development economics.  The Globalization and Development programme is offered by the University of Göttingen.


The activities of the RTG are complemented by the clusters in development economics of both institutions. Additional external partners include the Research Centre "Poverty, Equality and Growth in Developing Countries" and the DFG long-term project "Poverty Dynamics and Sustainable Development: A Long Term Panel Project in Thailand and Vietnam".

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement and methods
  • Private captal flows
  • Official capital flows (aid)
  • Migration and terrorism
  • Drug and consumption
  • Inequality and globalization
  • Values and well-being
  • poverty and demography
  • Family and education
  • Child health and development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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PhD students can enroll throughout the year.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree with very good grades in the natural sciences or mathematics, including a Master's thesis with a minimum duration of six months.
  • English proficiency 
  • Optional: references
  • Screening
  • Presentation

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Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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