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PhD Program in Economics and Social Sciences


The PhD pro­gram in Eco­nom­ics and So­cial Sciences is in­ten­ded for WU staff (for example prae docs, pro­ject staff, etc.). PhD stu­dents are thus part of the aca­demic units that su­per­vise their dis­ser­ta­tion and par­ti­cip­ate in their in­sti­tute's aca­demic dis­course. The de­gree pro­gram struc­ture provides a flex­ible frame­work which en­ables an in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary ap­proach and spe­cial­isa­tion in a par­tic­u­lar field. Within the provided frame­work, su­per­visor and PhD stu­dent agree upon the course of stud­ies in dis­ser­ta­tion agree­ments on an an­nual basis.

Stu­dents are ad­mit­ted to the PhD pro­gram at the in­stig­a­tion of their su­per­visor. Ac­cord­ing to WU's stat­utes, a pre­lim­in­ary con­firm­a­tion of a full pro­fessor of WU that he/she will su­per­vise the dis­ser­ta­tion pro­ject is a pre­requis­ite for ad­mis­sion to a doc­toral/PhD pro­gram. The re­quired form, which has to be signed by the su­per­visor, can be ob­tained at the Doc­toral Of­fice.

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