Frauke Austermann and Ren Lin finished their dissertations, in which they invested three years of research. They will be handed out their certificates directly after the publication of their works.
News from Jan 14, 2013
The Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP) congratulates the first students from Free University Berlin for successfully defending their doctoral theses in the framework of the German-Chinese PhD program. Frauke Austermann and Ren Lin finished their dissertations, in which they invested three years of research. They will be handed out their certificates directly after the publication of their works.
Klaus Segbers, director of the Center for Global Politics and programme director of the GSGP: "Both students' theses are excellent. Their topics are quite relevant. These two students have demonstrated that our graduate school does produce first-rate quality."
The GSGP, founded in 2009, is the first German-Chinese graduate school in the social sciences. Free University Berlin cooperates with four renowned Chinese partners: Fudan University (Shanghai), Jinan University (Guangzhou), Renmin University (Beijing) and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Last year, two PhD students from Chinese partner universities already earned their degrees. The GSGP is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.Directly after her thesis, doctoral candidate Frauke Austermann has taken over a position as assistant professor at the ESSCA School of Management in Shanghai: "In the last year of my research, I was already offered several exciting jobs – although I have not written any applications." Ren Lin will start as a researcher in Beijing. But she did not only benefit in terms of her career perspectives: "The PhD programme offers a well-structured study plan, an international environment and a network of the best universities and institutes in the area of International Relations and Global Politics."