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The GSGS aims to offer a structured research and learning environment for doctoral candidates in geosciences at the University of Cologne. It fosters interdisciplinarity in geoscience research and strengthen the relations between the participating disciplines.

Its goals are to

  • build up and expand a framework for structured graduate education within the Department of Geosciences that closely cooperates with the university-wide Albertus Magnus Center;
  • secure and foster 3rd party funding, and to attract external scholarships;
  • establish regional and international cooperation in graduate education and research;
  • develop and foster excellent doctoral research by offering special benefits to its members and through attracting brilliant candidates from abroad.