European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies

Social SciencesEconomics and businessPolitical science

The European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies (Sess.EuropePhD) is an international, interdisciplinary graduate program which builds upon the cooperation between nine partner universities in Europe and Israel. Sess.EuroPhD is coordinated by the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences at HU. The program’s aim is the development of knowledge regarding the interplay of economic and social phenomena based on empirical research by adopting the most appropriate and advanced statistical methods.


Research Areas

  • Methodological aspects of socio-economic research
  • The interrelationship between economic and social structure
  • Processes of change in economic organizations and institutions
  • Labor markets, employment, and inequality
  • Welfare state analysis and social security
  • Economic and social inequality and perceptions of social justice

Research Collaboration

The following partner universities are currently admitting and training Sess.EuroPh.D candidates:

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
  • University of Haifa
  • Sapienza Università di Roma
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Tampere
  • Higher School of Economics in Moskau

Prof. Dr Bernhard Weßels Dr Martin Nagelschmidt Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin graduate programme programme’s organisations

socio-economic research, labor markets, employment, inequality, Welfare state, social security, perceptions of social justice

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels
Coordinator: Dr. Martin Nagelschmidt
HU Berlin
Institute of Social Sciences
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 20935340
Deadlines: tba / please see website
Places: 2-4 per year
Scholarships: vary