Interdisciplinary Research Clusters

The VDTR sees itself as an interdisciplinary doctoral school. It offers its doctoral students an early way into interdisciplinary networks during their doctoral studies.

The topic of religion in particular benefits from a dialogue across disciplinary boundaries: even with processes of secularization going on, our present is still shaped by religious structures and theological categories. To successfully account for these aspects, different disciplinary perspectives need to enter into dialogue with each other.

In order to facilitate this exchange, the VDTR creates clusters on common themes or research interests, in which inter- and transdisciplinarity can be realized.

Research cluster 7

Research cluster 8

Research cluster 9

Research cluster 10