TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.
The Vice-Rectorate University Culture and the Institute of History at TUD within the framework of the research project “Technical College of Dresden under National Socialism. Transformations of Knowledge and Science in the 20th Century” invite applications for
four doctoral scholarships
starting at the next possible date and limited to three and a half years, with a possible extension of six months to revise the dissertation for publication.
TU Dresden will investigate its history on the occasion of its 200th anniversary in May 2028. An interdisciplinary research project and a research training group (Graduiertenkolleg) will examine Technical College of Dresden’s history against the backdrop of political changes in the 20th century. The project focuses on knowledge practices and their interactions with practices and structures of power. In particular, it analyzes the application and politicization of knowledge and science with regard to the transformation of politics and society under National Socialism, including its preconditions beginning in the early 1920s and its repercussions after 1945. The members of the research project have developed a concept paper for the research training group and invited an international advisory board to accompany its work. A project outline that develops a PhD project within the framework of the concept paper is a prerequisite for a successful application. Please refer to the project website at https://tud.link/2umt for further information on the concept paper and possible subject areas for PhD dissertations.
A selection committee appointed by the “Technical College of Dresden under National Socialism” project's executive committee will review the applications in a competitive process and propose the selection and ranking of scholarship recipients (m/f/x). The executive committee’s decision will also include the recommendations of the TUD’s equal opportunities officer.