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The Graduate School of Urban Studies – URBANgrad


The Graduate School of Urban Studies (URBANgrad) is an interdisciplinary, central academic institution of the Darmstadt University of Technology. The objective of the graduate school’s PhD training programme is to generate individual, high quality, internationally acknowledged research in the field of urban studies. The graduate school’s structured working programme offers doctoral students the opportunity to complete their dissertation within a period of three years of intensive work, supported by at least two professors. URBANgrad provides its PhD students with internationally competitive research conditions.

The PhD programme is closely aligned with TU Darmstadt’s Centre for Urban Research. In addition to the activities of this centre, the weekly URBANgrad colloquium and reading seminar, frequent workshops and advanced training, as well as the co-funding of conference trips and research stays abroad, guarantee a constant academic exchange during the PhD studies. Dissertations can be written in German or English. For further information please click here…

An integral part of the URBANgrad is the specialized Ph.D. programme „Urban Infrastructure in Transition: the Case of African Cities“ and the programme „International Mobility and Networks in Urban and Architectural Research“.