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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 new joint interdisciplinary doctoral study and research program, focusing on these challenges. Welcome to our website!

The first three-year research cohort of the program already started in October, 2014.

HR-UP is currently accepting applications for doctoral research.The second three-year research cohort of the program 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 for doctoral research

The second three-year research cohort of the program will launch in October, 2015. Successful applicants admitted to the program will benefit from a full monthly stipend of

1.365 € + 103 € 

Apply now! 

- until Jan 27, 2014, for doctoral fellows

For more information on our courses, the regulations and the admission visit our doctoral program

The application period for postdoctoral candidates starting in October, 2015, will open shortly.

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