Testimonials

What our students and alumni say about their experience at the DIW Graduate Center

Anne Schopp Blockquote SmallThe GC provided me with an excellent start to a career in applied research and a group of peers who have become friends for life.
Anne Schopp defended her thesis in 2014.

Johanna Storck Blockquote SmallThe exchange with fellow PhD students helped me a lot doing research. The Graduate Center brings together young researchers with a variety of research interests.
Johanna Storck defended her thesis in 2012

Aleksandar Zaklan Blockquote SmallI chose the Graduate Center because of its strength in applied research. The program has provided me with structured academic training, intensive supervision, and the opportunity for fruitful cooperation with colleagues. As a graduate, I have been well-prepared to join the international research community.
Aleksandar Zaklan defended his thesis in 2012

Jan Marcus Blockquote SmallThe GC was of great support with its course program, Masterclasses, soft-skill workshops and its inspiring atmosphere. At the same time, I had all the liberty I needed to pursue my research. The GC provides a perfect mix of structured PhD program and self-directed research.
Jan Marcus defended his thesis in 2013

Andreas Schröder Blockquote SmallThe most important take-away from my time in the DIW Graduate Center is - besides the excellent training in economics - the professional network that I could build up.
Andreas Schröder defended his thesis in 2013

Nils Saniter Blockquote SmallThe DIW is part of Berlin's big research community. The exchange with PhD students and senior researchers with similar research interests really helped sharpen my research profile.
Nils Saniter defended his thesis in July 2014

Sarah Dahmann Blockquote SmallFor me the GC provided the perfect combination of continuous training and self-determined research. With the integration into the SOEP department from the second year onwards, I enjoyed an excellent network of researchers and easy data access.
Sarah Dahmann defended her thesis in 2016

Andreas ThiemannBlockquote SmallI joined the DIW Graduate Center because it is the perfect place to exchange ideas and work with many excellent researchers.
Andreas Thiemann defended his thesis in 2016