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General competences

The main purpose of the programmes is to provide doctoral students with fundamental knowledge from their research disciplines in different fields of the humanities and social sciences, while developing the competences required for independent research and the application of knowledge at an internationally comparable level.

Through the study programme, which combines theoretical and practical elements from the chosen research disciplines and incorporates various contemporary didactic approaches, individual and team methods of acquisition, and the utilisation and application of knowledge, students will develop the following competences: Analytical abilities, Application of methodological tools, Knowledge of the environment of the selected discipline or field, Strategic focus on the selected field, Communication, Team and group work abilities, Expertise, Conflict resolution, Flexible approach to change, Networking, Ethics and values, Wide humanistic and social horizon.


The doctoral seminar qualifies students for the theoretical and empirical analytic reflection of environmental and spatial questions of contemporary society. It introduces fundamental sociological approaches to research of the ''natural and artificial environment'', presents different ''social constructs'' of nature, the environment and built space, and their importance for the understanding of the processes that are going on in society and the environment. It presents different ways of human (social) organisations'  interactions with the environment, it presents the development of the concept of sustainable development, provides information about the evolution of value systems from anthropocentric to a nature-centred environmental ethic. Students are supposed to gain the basic knowledge that will later on stimulate them for independent study of specific sociological environment related issues.