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IAMO Graduate School

IAMO is looking for PhD students who are interested in questions of agricultural and food economics in countries of the enlarging EU, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

PhD students at IAMO are members of the IAMO Graduate School and participate in the structured Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics, or a comparable subject-specific doctoral program. The Doctoral Certificate Program offers further education and specialisation on top of Bachelor and Master‘s study courses in agricultural, food and environmental disciplines.

IAMO enhances academic training and dissertation writing by offering students focused courses in theory and methods. The IAMO Graduate School provides specifically tailored seminars and facilitates access to international research networks and participation in conferences and workshops.

At IAMO 47 research students are currently preparing their doctoral theses.

We offer:

  • Challenging activities in an international and interdisciplinary research community
  • Cooperation with national and international decision makers  in agricultural and food economics
  • Excellent infrastructure and continuing education offerings


  • Completed university degree in the areas of agricultural economics, social sciences and economics or related disciplines
  • Interest in empirical methods and modelling approaches
  • Very good command in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • High level of commitment, personal initiative and motivation

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.