The graduate school program consists of on-campus and online courses beginning with an introductory intensive seminar. A highlight is expected to be a guest lecture on October 7 (4 p.m.) by Professor Gesine Schwan on "Good Global Governance" held in cooperation with GSGP and the master's degree programs, International Relations Online and East European Studies Online.
As of November 1, applicants can apply online at www.cgp-phd.org for acceptance to the next GSGP starting October 1, 2010.
Following the intensive seminar there will be a German-Chinese workshop on October 14–16, 2009, on the theme "Building a German-Chinese Network for Cooperation in Research and Education in the Field of Global Politics." Nine professors and scholars from selected Chinese universities such as Fudan, Renmin, Nankai, and Tsinghua jointly with partners of Freie Universität Berlin and GSGP will discuss new ways and opportunities for exchange at the doctoral level.
During the workshop, the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Jörg Asmusseneinen, will hold a lecture on the impact of the global financial crisis.