Berliner Antike-Kolleg

An international research center of ancient studies

Grimm Bibliothek (Foto: Zappe)The Berliner College of Antiquity emerged from the Topoi Cluster of Excellence in 2011 and, like the cluster, is supported by all of the institutions in Berlin that study the ancient world. Part of the Antike-Kolleg is an international research center for antiquity studies; each year academics from abroad visit for longer periods or participate in conferences.

The Antike-Kolleg also offers services for antiquity research that raise the international profile of Berlin-Brandenburg as a research location. It is also a pioneer in the digitalization of research material and publications – making them accessible around the world in accordance with the open-access principle. The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) is the graduate school of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg and at the same time the place of training of the doctoral students of the Topoi Cluster of Excellence.

Interdisciplinary training for doctoral candidates

The five programmes of BerGSAS are currently educating doctoral candidates across various institutions and disciplines. International networking is a central component of all curricula. The international visibility and appeal of BerGSAS is also demonstrated by the consistently high number of applications from abroad and a high proportion of international doctoral candidates - currently 30 per cent.