Choosing to study on the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP) means choosing to study with a pioneer in German/Chinese academic cooperation.

We offer the first – and only – doctoral program between China and Germany in the Social Sciences, a PhD program that includes a 6-12 month research stay at one of our four renowned partner universities: Jinan University (JNU) in Guangzhou, Renmin University (RUC) in Beijing, and Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), both located in Shanghai. Our Chinese students join us here in Berlin for their research stay at Freie Universität, allowing plenty of opportunity for the exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Our innovative program, taught by an international faculty of distinguished professors led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, features online learning modules, giving you a high degree of flexibility and independence while you study. Our program is multidisciplinary, allowing you to spread your knowledge beyond your chosen field.

The world is a mess. In the Middle East the rapid and powerful rise of ISIS has been a terrifying surprise. It certainly surprised officials in the United States whose intelligence professionals "underestimated" the power, cunning and resoluteness of the Islamic State. In West Africa the inexorable spread of the Ebola virus has triggered global fears of a pandemic. Indeed, we now have a confirmed Ebola case in the US. Expanded carbon emissions made 2014 the hottest year that scientists have ever recorded. Extreme climatic events (powerful tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, shrinking glaciers and rising ocean levels) are now commonplace.

In one way or another narrow-minded thinking has precipitated this gloomy turn of events. Such narrow-mindedness results from the fact that most of the people who hold power consider the 21st century from a 20th-century vantage. The people who run governments around the world tend to be military officers, lawyers, economists, or business executives -- people who "get things done." Indeed they have long applied military, legal, economic and/or business models to meet the challenges of a globally interconnected world.

In a recent blog, Eric Silverman discussed the inauguration of Dr. Ashraf Ghani, an anthropologist, to the presidency of Afghanistan. He wrote:

Choosing to study on the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP) means choosing to study with a pioneer in German/Chinese academic cooperation.

We offer the first – and only – doctoral program between China and Germany in the Social Sciences, a PhD program that includes a 6-12 month research stay at one of our four renowned partner universities: Jinan University (JNU) in Guangzhou, Renmin University (RUC) in Beijing, and Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), both located in Shanghai. Our Chinese students join us here in Berlin for their research stay at Freie Universität, allowing plenty of opportunity for the exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Our innovative program, taught by an international faculty of distinguished professors led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, features online learning modules, giving you a high degree of flexibility and independence while you study. Our program is multidisciplinary, allowing you to spread your knowledge beyond your chosen field.

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