IAMO Graduate School
Are you interested in research topics related to agricultural and food economics of the European Union, Eastern Europe and Asia? We are always looking for promising PhD students.
PhD students at IAMO become members of the IAMO Graduate School and participate in the national Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics. Members of the IAMO Graduate School enroll in the study program of the Doctoral Certificate Program, which is offered as a third step on top of Bachelor and Master study courses in agricultural, food and environmental disciplines.
The quality of academic training and efficiency in the revision of dissertation topics is improved by the medium of theoretic basics and methods. IAMO Graduate School offers specially designed seminars, access to international research networks and participation in conferences and workshops.
At IAMO 30 research students are currently preparing their doctoral theses.
“I came with a stipend to Halle. The pleasant working atmosphere and opportunities to advance my education at the IAMO made me enthusiastic. I gain many new experiences that are very useful for my future career in my home country Georgia.”
Giorgi Chezhia, researches on the influence of oligopoly and oligopsony power in the Kazakhstan grain supply chain
“Due to my research at the institute, I can delve into my interest of international policy and economic relations even after completing my studies. For this I regularly take the opportunity to continue my studies in attending academic events as well as IAMO Graduate School.”
Nurzat Baisakova, researches on trade policy and food security in Central Asia and Caucasus
“After completing my studies on economics I chose an academic career. During my work at IAMO, I value above all the close cooperation and the exchange with many international colleagues. I also settled quickly in the university town Halle with its cultural offerings and marvelous landscape on the river Saale.”
Kerstin Marit Uhl, researches on price discrimination in international wheat trade
“I studied hydroinformatics and water management. IAMO, with its research network and connection to the University of Halle-Wittenberg, provides optimal opportunities in this field as well as an interdisciplinary atmosphere to integrate agronomic questions. Many interesting ideas and approaches, which have influence on my dissertation, emerge from the good scientific support and regular team meetings.“
Friedrich Koch, researches on projecting the effects of climate change and agricultural management practices on crop yield in the former Soviet Union
- an exciting work environment within an international and interdisciplinary network
- collaboration with national and international decision makers in agriculture and food economics and policy
- an excellent technical and training infrastructure with participation in theory and methodology classes, in-house seminars on specific topics as well as in conferences and workshops
- a university degree in agricultural economics or related subjects
- interest in microeconomic and econometric analysis
- English language skills
- an individual commitment to research and an openness to work in an international and multidisciplinary team
In March 2012 the IAMO Graduate School became a full member of the International Graduate Academy (InGrA) of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. InGrA stands for best conditions when doing your PhD: it supports students up to the successful completion of a doctoral thesis and entrance into a professional career and offers a disciplinary and trans-disciplinary qualification program.