The DLGS is an international graduate school of spatial science, economics and social sciences in Germany. It pursues a European comparative perspective with focus on regional and local development strategies. The DLGS provides an interdisciplinary Doctoral (PHD) Study Programme for recent university graduates as well as professionally experienced junior researchers.
The DLGS is a joint activity of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER), Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) and Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL). The DLGS uses synergy between the TU Dresden and non-university research institutes in Dresden.