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BAMBERG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) was established in 2010 to create an innovative working and learning environment for exceptionally qualified doctoral researchers.



CURRENT CALL

2 DAAD GSSP SCHOLARSHIPS
6 Starter Scholarships

Call for Applications

The Graduate School now invites applications for 2 DAAD GSSP Scholarships for international doctoral candidates as well as 6 Starter Scholarships for national and international candidates.
The scholarships will be available from October 1st, 2018.

Highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics may apply.

Application deadline is Wednesday, 28 February 2018. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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UPCOMING EVENT

DISCUSSION ROUND

"Catalonia - Consequences for Spain and Europe"

Since the referendum on independence of Catalonia, Spain and the European Union have been in a crisis. Should Catalonia become an independent nation? Two short speeches will be presented by Prof. Dr. Ariadna Ripoll Servent, professor of Political Sciences, esp. European Integration, and Javier Martínez Cantó, one of our doctoral members with a research focus on political parties.

The event is organised by Ak Pol Bamberg and AEGEE-Bamberg, and will be held on
Tuesday, 16 January, at 6pm in FG1/00.08.

Everyone interested is welcome to join.

 

 


UPCOMING EVENT

GUEST LECTURE

Tony Fahey, University College Dublin

 

"The Sibsize Revolution and Social Disparities in Children's Family Contexts in the United States, 1940-2012"

Fahey was the Professor of Social Policy at University College Dublin until retirement in 2016, following which he became Professor Emeritus. His research deals with a range of issues connected to social policy in Ireland and the European Union, including family dynamics, housing, poverty and spatial aspects of disadvantage and of policy responses to disadvantage.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend the guest lecture.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
PLACE & TIME: FG1/00.08, 18:15-19:45




UPCOMING EVENT

GUEST LECTURE

Thomas M. Meyer, University of Vienna

 

 "Fairness and Portfolio Allocation in Multiparty Governments"

Meyer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government, University of Vienna.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend the guest lecture.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
PLACE & TIME: FG1/00.08, 18:15-19:45




UPCOMING EVENT

7. ECPR WINTER SCHOOL

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

The Graduate School is privileged to host the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques from 2 - 9 March 2018:

Get the methodological skills you need to kickstart your career. Winter School offers cutting-edge courses on a range of popular qualitative and quantitative topics, all delivered by experienced Instructors. A lively plenary programme includes a welcome reception, lunchtime lectures and quickfire taster sessions. You’ll strike up new academic partnerships, and form lasting friendships with scholars from around the world. The event will be bigger than ever, offering 17 preparatory short courses, 30 main courses and 3 master courses.
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Contact at the Graduate School:
Nasia Pliakogianni (Administrative Coordinator ECPR Winter School)
Phone: +49 (0)951 / 863-2625, E-Mail: winterschool.bagss(at)uni-bamberg.de

One of the academic convenors, Benoît Rihoux states that the Winter School is designed to be all-encompassing. He shares some insights and his vision in an interview.
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NEW FEATURE

NOW _RESEARCH TALKS

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL'S NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE

With the new online magazine we want to create a source of inspiration on how careers can be shaped and research projects can be brought to life. Leveraging vocational biographies of respected researchers and personalities as well as those of recent graduates, the articles and interviews focus on the researcher behind the project. Read up on exiting background stories and leaf through interviews, essays, graduation talks and insights into research projects.

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EVENT REVIEW

RESEARCH WORKSHOP

The Art of Analyzing Real Decisions – Different Approaches to the Psychological Dimension of Political Decision-Making

The goal of the workshop is to take stock of the different ways in which political decision-making can be researched in order to get a better understanding of the dynamics at work. The workshop and guest lecture is scheduled for 09 - 10 November 2017 and takes place at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.

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EVENT REVIEW

04. ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE

ON "CHALLENGES FOR DIVERSE SOCIETIES"
20 - 21 September, 2017

One key characteristic of today’s societies is their diversity: People with different cultural, ethnical, socioeconomic, educational, occupational, political, religious, and demographic backgrounds meet and interact – sometimes voluntarily, sometimes because they have to.

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THE RESEARCH TALK

PICK UP THE PIECES AND GO - THE ENGINEERING WAY

An interview with George Tsebelis

Get a sneak peak into the new editorial feature of the Graduate School's website and discover an interview with George Tsebelis on finding and solving problems in in the face of critique and how to go from rejection to getting published.

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THE RESEARCH TALK

NOTHING IS ANYTHING WITHOUT POLITICS

An interview with Barbara Koremenos

Barbara Koremenos on the importance of passion and integrity in research and believing in yourself and your ideas.

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EVENT

RESEARCH EXHIBITION

IN ESSENCE. PERSONALITIES OF RESEARCH

The Graduate School wants to provide a framework for research realization and furthermore aims to promote the works and the researchers themselves. To showcase their work, we developed the concept of a research exhibition where the individually designed research portfolios are featured next to the portraits. The exhibition is currently on display at the LIfBi, Wilhelmspost, Bamberg.

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RESEARCH PROJECT

IQ-APP

When Knowledge Becomes Research

Our member Diana Klose has co-developed an app in the framework of her doctoral thesis. The IQ-App tests users in three areas: IQ, general knowledge and personality. She aims use the anonymously collected data to gain insight into what adults' knowledge is made up of. In an interview, Diana explains the (thought-) process of creating an app, how technology plays a significant role in her scientific research and gives us a preview of preliminary results.

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EVENT REVIEW

RESEARCH WORKSHOP

WHAT PEOPLE KNOW AND THINK: The Role of Attitudes and Information in the Process of Political Decision-Making and Policy Use

The inter-disciplinary workshopm focused on decision-making regarding the design and take-up of policy, especially which role the availability of information and personal or political attitudes play in that process.

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COLLABORATIONS

ECPR WINTER SCHOOL

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

The Graduate School is privileged to host the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques since 2015. One of the academic convenors, Benoît Rihoux states that the Winter School is designed to be all-encompassing. He shares some insights and his vision in an interview.

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