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International Network

To secure international connections and further training of its doctoral students, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School fosters international cooperations for the doctoral students such as international summer schools or conferences.

International cooperations exist, amongst others, with the following institutions:

Detailed information about the cooperations:

Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

SInce 2016, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School participates in a yearly Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) conference held by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Every year, ten doctoral students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne receive scholarships funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC) and travel stipends from the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School to participate in the conference and to discuss their research in individual presentations. Along with the three hosting universities and the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School, this network also includes those associated with the Australian National University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stockholm University.

Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium

Together with the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies, since 2013 the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School and the Cologne Center for Medieval Studies (ZEMAK) have regularly organized the Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium. This event offers young scholars the opportunity to discuss their projects with experts outside their own institutions.

Dottorato Internazionale in Filosofia

Together with the Scuola Superiore ISUFI of the Università del Salento (Lecce) and the École Doctorale “Concepts et Langages” of the Université Paris-Sorbonne, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School offers an international doctoral agreement in philosophy. Under the title “Philosophy. Forms and History of Philosophical Knowledge”, we have created excellent conditions for studying philosophy at the doctoral level in a European context. The programme provides access to renowned international research facilities and a team of doctoral supervisors composed of experts from different countries. For more information please visit the website of the Università del Salento.

European Graduate School for Ancient and Medieval Studies (EGSAMP)

The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School cooperates closely with the network EGSAMP, the European Graduate School for Ancient and Medieval Studies. This cooperation of research institutions from 19 European universities promotes young scholars by organizing Europe-wide workshops and summer schools. The Thomas-Institut of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne coordinates the network.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Network for European Studies (GRAINES)

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Network for European Studies (GRAINES) includes various disciplines across the arts and humanities, most importantly history and literature, from a number of European universities. It brings together scholars and PhD researchers with a broad range of subjects and research interests in European history and culture. The network mainly cooperates at the level of postgraduate education and research and aims at shaping a stimulating, truly international and interdisciplinary environment for current and future academics. GRAINES organises and hosts workshops, winter and summer schools on a broad range of themes in modern European history. The network organises exchange opportunities for members of staff and postgraduate students.