The International Graduate Research Training Group (ITRG) "The World in the City" is a collaboration between TU, HU and FU Berlin, Columbia, Fordham, NYU, City University of New York, University of Toronto and York University in Toronto.
The interdisciplinary program is located at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at TU Berlin.
The focus is on the following questions:
- How has metropolitanism developed since the nineteenth century? To what extent did individual forms of metropolitanism emerge during different time periods and in different areas of the world? What overarching features, transfers, or appropriations exist in a global world?
- What impact did the nineteenth century’s surge of globalization have on the development of metropoles? Which role did/do external networks play in the internal construction of metropolitan identities, everyday practices, and architectures?
- To what extent do modern metropoles enable processes of globalization in the first place?
Each cycle of the program runs for 3 years. The 12 fully-funded doctoral fellows, 2 post-docs, and 3 associated doctoral candidates come from a variety of disciplines. Moreover, the program offers an intensive curriculum and advising program, including a research stay abroad.
Prof. Dr Dorothee Brantz Prof. Dr Alexander Nützenadel Elisabeth Asche Technische Universität Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Freie Universität Berlin programme globalisation
Prof. Dr Alexander Nützenadel
Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS)