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At the BTS we constantly strive to provide our PhD candidates with a positive working environment to help them successfully pursue their research. To this end, one of our main priorities is the further development of a strong network with our partner institutions.

Our strategic partnerships aim to integrate each PhD candidate into the greater Berlin research community. The BTS works with distinguished graduate schools in the city, such as the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. Cooperation is particularly close with the Dahlem Research School (DRS) and our international PhD candidates benefit enormously from the DRS Welcome Center, which provides information and support to new doctoral candidates. One of our main goals is to organise workshops and co-host events with these institutions on contemporary issues in the social sciences.

During their research, PhD candidates are associated with research centers and units at the three cooperating institutions. Among others, the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy (ATASP) and the Center for European Integration at Freie Universität, the research unit “Global Governance” at the WZB, and the “European and Global Governance” research cluster at the Hertie School are closely related to our research areas.

Since 2009, the BTS has been working closely with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. To broaden the international perspectives and networks of our PhD students, we are always striving to establish further ties with universities inside and outside of Europe.

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