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Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program "Human Rights under Pressure - Ethics, Law, and Politics" (HR-UP)

“There are three primary categories of contemporary ‘pressures’ that constitute systematic challenges for human rights, requiring new thinking and interdisciplinary research: first, crises and emergencies; second, the reality of diversity; and finally, intensified global interactions in the process of globalization.”

“Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics” – HR-UP is a joint interdisciplinary doctoral study and research program, focusing on these challenges.

The first three-year research cohort of the program began in October 2014, and the second will launch in October 2015. Successful applicants admitted to the program will benefit from a full scholarship and a rich academic and professional qualification program for three years of their doctoral studies.

Additional detailed information on the application process and on the program is included on this website. 

HR-UP is currently accepting applications.

Post-doctoral fellows: We are currently in the process of reviewing applications.

Doctoral program: We are currently in the process of reviewing applications. Through our application procedure we ensure that every applicant receives full consideration. Due to the high level of interest in the program, an evaluation of each application will determine which of the applicants will be shortlisted and thus invited for an interview. We anticipate that we will be in touch by the beginning of April 2015 with those shortlisted. All applicants, successful or not, will be informed by the beginning of April 2015 of the results of the application procedure. We appreciate your patience and remain available for further questions.

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