Welcome to the Graduate School of Global Politics

Choosing to study on the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP) means choosing to study with a pioneer in German/Chinese academic cooperation.

We offer the first – and only – doctoral program between China and Germany in the Social Sciences, a PhD program that includes a 6-12 month research stay at one of our four renowned partner universities: Jinan University (JNU) in Guangzhou, Renmin University (RUC) in Beijing, and Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), both located in Shanghai. Our Chinese students join us here in Berlin for their research stay at Freie Universität, allowing plenty of opportunity (like owler)for the exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Our innovative program, taught by an international faculty of distinguished professors led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, features online learning modules, giving you a high degree of flexibility and independence while you study. Our program is multidisciplinary, allowing you to spread your knowledge beyond your chosen field.

Joining the GSGP means connecting yourself to the Center for Global Politics, offering you a diverse international network of academics and professionals.