Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development

Welcome to the website of the ICDD Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development.

The ICDD objective is to create and transfer knowledge on creating and improving work and income opportunities in rural and urban regions of developing countries in light of globalization, climate change and urbanization. It encompasses various disciplines such as agricultural science, political science, sociology, and economics and is part of a network with partner universities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The ICDD closely co-operates with the International Labour Organization and other NGOs.

One of the core structures for inter-disciplinary knowledge generation through the ICDD is the Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development. PhD projects are rooted either in the natural or social sciences and focus primarily on actor- and problem-oriented research on sustainable human-environmental relationships and decent livelihoods. Currently, about 30 doctoral candidates within the graduate school are pursuing PhDs at the seven ICDD partner universities.

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