Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS)
The Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (DPDS) provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary doctoral training in theoretical and empirical democracy research. It is open to PhD students in political science, media and communication science and political philosophy who are interested in theoretical and/or empirical issues of democracy research.
The DPDS builds upon solid conceptual and institutional grounds established by the NCCR Democracy ten years ago. It aims at academic excellence in terms of early scientific independence, international visibility and intellectual networking. For this purpose, the DPDS combines in a form of structured freedom the advantages of standardized and apprenticeship models, a format which has been positively evaluated by both, former program participants and the Swiss National Science Foundation (past evaluations).
* Interested? The DPDS offers a limited number of spaces for outstanding doctoral students with a strong interest in democracy research. Read more ... *
News & Events
Workshop "Doing Social and Political Research in the Digital Age", Zurich, November 2015
|The NCCR Peer Group WIDE organizes a 2-day workshop on "Doing Social and Political Research in the Digital Age" on 5-6 November 2015. Please register via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) by 5 October. For participation 1 ECTS will be delivered. Read more ...|
PhD seminar "Democracy - Concepts and Measurement", Zurich, November 2015
|The DPDS organizes a 3-day PhD seminar on "Democracy - Concepts and Measurements" on 26-28 November 2015. The seminar is open to doctoral students of the DPDS and the PhD-Network Democracy Studies. Please register via the UZH module booking system. For participation 2 ECTS will be delivered. Read more ...|
Workshop "Mediation and Moderation", Zurich, February 2016
|The NCCR Peer Group WIDE organizes a 2-day workshop on "Mediation and Moderation" on 15-16 February 2016. Please register via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 14 September 2015. For participation 1 ECTS will be delivered. Read more ...|