The Berlin Summer School is a joint endeavor of two of Germany’s leading social science institutions, the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) serves as the platform for international graduate training at the Humboldt University’s Institute of Social Sciences. Since its foundation in 2002, it has become a prime address for the professional education of young social scientists in Europe. It has been generously funded by the German Excellence Initiative of the federal and state governments since 2007.
The internationally renowned WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts research with a focus on modern societies. While it attracts scholars from all over the world, it also closely collaborates with the Berlin-based universities and is committed to the promotion of young social scientists.
The curriculum has been developed in close cooperation between junior and senior scholars.