Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
BIGSSS is a two-university institution supported by Universität Bremen
(UB) and by Jacobs University Bremen. It has three founding
institutions: UB's Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), the
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and the Jacobs Center
for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (JCLL) at Jacobs
The GSSS has a long-standing tradition in Graduate
education at UB and goes back to the foundation of the Collaborative
Research Center 186 "Status Passages and Risks in the Life Course" in
1988. With the financial support of the VolkswagenStiftung, the
CRC then turned into the Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2002.
Both JCLL and SHSS add considerable expertise in their respective
research areas and complement GSSS' experience to make BIGSSS a unique
2007 saw the creation of BIGSSS which is funded by
the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments,
with additional financial support from both universities.
aim at offering our Ph.D. fellows the best possible support to become
independent and successful members of the international scientific
community - a goal we achieve i.e. by offering our fellows full
financial support, an impressive network all around the globe,
interdisciplinary and methods training, as well as the benefits of a
Want to know more?
BIGSSS's Official Website