SIS is a comprehensive faculty and multidisciplinary program for Ph.D. students, starting in the fall semester of 2013 with financial support from the “Boards of Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences.” The program aims to bring together some of the key competencies of International Studies at Stockholm University, in a joint initiative, by taking advantage of opportunities for coordination and cross-fertilization in research and research studies. The overarching aim is to create a competitive international and multidisciplinary research program, which can compete with the best of its kind in Europe. The program covers six areas at Stockholm University: Department of Economic History, (International Relations), Department of Human Geography (Global Urbanism), Department of Political Science, (International and European Policies), Department of Media Studies (Division of Journalism, Media and Communication, Department of History, and the Faculty of Law (Public Law).
The SIS Ph.D students are partly affiliated with one of the Faculty’s departments and partly with the Research School. The Research School provides a common meeting place for Ph.D. students to meet and enrich each other’s research, seminars, courses, and supervision. Doctoral students may choose internationally oriented courses from several different disciplines. They can be offered supervision by teams of teachers, representing different disciplines that are also present in a common institutional context. The Research School’s steering committee and invited guest lecturers from the research and policy world also contribute further through lectures and seminars. SIS seminars and courses will also be available for other doctoral students in other departments of the university, if space allows.