The doctoral program APhil/HistAS is dedicated to ancient philosophy and the special sciences that developed in the ancient Mediterranean, their interrelationship, their historical context as well as their later impact in the Arabic speaking world and the modern era.
Central to the doctoral program LAA are the research fields: landscape archaeology and building history. The thematic focus deals with various methods, research strategies and techniques for the modelling and reconstruction of ancient structures and landscapes.
The disciplines Iranian Studies, Turkology, Central Asian Studies and East Asian Art History are the focus of the doctoral program Silk Road. Possible research topics would primarily examine philological phenomena, as well as archaeology and questions from the areas of religious and cultural studies.