Doctoral students in the department can take advantage of its excellent international network of partner universities. Professors at the department have established diverse contacts to internationally renowned researchers. Doctoral students can also add to their scientific experience by taking part in international conferences or by participating in international research projects.

The department can support the international careers of its doctoral students in the following three ways:

Erasmus-Exchange - Study

Through the Erasmus + Programme, doctoral students have the opportunity to study up to twelve months at one of the department’s European partner universities. The study stay can be used for research purposes and for taking part in seminars. Seminars that are related to the student’s field of study and research can be credited to his or her study programme. An exchange must be thoroughly discussed with the student’s supervisor. Please contact the coordinator for the doctoral programme, Dr. Ulrike Haas-Spohn, or the departmental Erasmus coordinator, Dr. Eva Dade, for further information.

Erasmus-Exchange - Teaching

Doctoral students who are interested in teaching may also take advantage of the Erasmus + Programme. Brief lectureships ranging in duration from one to four weeks can be financially supported. Several of our partner universities also allow doctoral students to teach courses. Please contact the departmental Erasmus coordinator, Dr. Eva Dade, for further information.

Regional Collaboration

The department collaborates with the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. In the framework of credit mobility, MA students have the opportunity to take courses at partner universities and earn ECTS points. These courses can include semester-long or short-term intensive courses. For more information, please consult the departmental coordinator for internationalization, Werner Palz.