The recruitment strategy consists of various elements. Workshops are held in Africa and Asia to identify potential candidates for obtaining a Ph.D. in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, and in particular, at BTS. Graduate students in the Ph.D. program are supported by research grants that make it possible for them to go on international research trips and attend international conferences. Finally, scholars from different countries are invited to BTS to work with the doctoral students. In its implementation of the recruitment strategy, BTS is being supported by Freie Universität Berlin’s Center for International Cooperation as well as the academic partners of the three carrier institutions.
On Tuesday, October 12, at 5 o’clock, a welcoming ceremony will be held for the third class of doctoral students at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WBZ). The invited guest speakers are Prof. Dr. Jutta Allmendinger, president of WZB; Prof. Dr. Michael Bongardt, vice president of Freie Universität Berlin; and Prof. Dr. Donatella della Porta from the European University Institute in Florence. She will hold a lecture on transnational social movements and their theoretical and methodological challenges. Following these presentations, the second- and third-year graduate students will give reports on their research.