The Graduate-School “Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies“ is both a specialization in a discipline, and an interdisciplinary training. Its PhD-Programme focuses on three areas. The first area consists of the doctoral program, as well as didactic and methodological education. This includes interdisciplinary Graduate-courses, presentation courses and courses related to the doctoral thesis. The second area contains courses focussing on knowledge transmission. This includes for example methods of teaching and rhetoric. The third area focuses on the training of foreign languages. In this field there are seminars in German as well as in scientific English. Another goal of the Graduate-School is to prepare young researchers to assume positions at universities and other scientific public and private institutions. This includes management of science and didactical presentation of content of teaching.