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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.


Qualifications for analytical understanding of basic underlying social and cultural processes, conflicts, structures and their informed interpretation. Emphasis is on the possibilities and limitations of inter-culturally valid interpretation.

Students will obtain qualifications for interpretative approaches, containing anthropological (inter-cultural) sensibility and will be less dogmatically oriented towards cultures and societies of the monolithically understood ''non-western'' world.

Principles, rules and models, presented through the lenses of this doctoral seminar, will also be introduced through concrete case studies, so that they can be applied to the analysis of cultural processes, changes, conflicts and structures, be that if the research object is a single society, or within the framework of the inter-cultural paradigm.

Students will be offered an interdisciplinary insight into specific areas of social research, which is always to be understood as a mere method, according to which a specific paradigm organises its recognisable object. Therefore the students are expected to grasp a critical insight into their own theoretical premisses, implicit or explicit, and a reflective insight into their own epistemological framework, marked with Occidental/European scientific experience.