The PhD Program is currently run by the Center for Global Politics (CGP) at Freie Universität Berlin and four Chinese partner universities in China. PhD students are enrolled at the Graduate School of Global Politics at CGP or the PhD programs in Politics at one of the Chinese partner universities respectively.
Freie Universität Berlin (FU) was founded in 1948 under the motto "Truth, Justice, Freedom." In 2012, the follow-up proposal “Veritas – Justitia – Libertas. International Network University” was awarded in the nationwide Excellence Initiative in 2012 and will be funded for another five years until 2017. With about 570 professors, 42,500 students in approximately 90 different programs, 4,000 graduates and 1,000 doctoral candidates each year, FU Berlin is the largest of the three universities in the German capital. Along with a unique and international character, its academic profile comprises a wide range of disciplines, centers and groups within the humanities and the social and natural sciences.