DSP Research Groups

Research Groups of Doctorate School PLUS

The goal of the DSP Research Groups is to connect doctoral candidates from different subjects or departments working on similar topics and to provide them with broad support for their dissertation project from faculty members and external experts. The DSP Research Groups are linked to the various research areas at PLUS. Interested doctoral students can be associated to one of the Research Groups. To do so, please contact the head of the corresponding DSP Research Group directly. DSP Research Groups organize different activities, the concrete form of the collaboration and the events offered is up to the Research Groups to decide. In addition to the already established doctoral programmes (DK, DK-plus), which are mostly financed by external funding bodies, the University of Salzburg is establishing internal Research Groups. This is a clear impulse in the area of promoting young researchers and an important contribution to quality development in doctoral education. The organizational framework is provided by the Doctorate School PLUS.

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The term of the DSP-Kollegs 2016-2021 ended in autumn 2021. The new application started with the announcement of DSP-Kollegs for 2022–2025 in spring 2021 ( Mitteilungsblatt – Sondernummer 29. März 2021). The DSP research groups from 2022 should contribute to the profile of the University of Salzburg even more sharply than before. Many of the DSP research groups that have existed since 2016 have re-submitted applications and will be continued with a slightly changed focus and, in some cases, new names. Some of the research groups are newly formed. Most of the applications received were rated positively by the DSP advisory board. The rectorate decided to set up the following DSP research groups:

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