The overarching of the research training group is establishing a research and training platform for young researchers who are interested in the formation and production of transitions in the life course. Doing Transitions is conceived as a cross-cutting and transdisciplinary thematic perspective. The training programme consists of five competence areas, some elements are compulsory while others can be chosen according to own needs and interest. Apart from supporting the research fellows with regard to their Phd and Postdoc projects it is also meant to assist them in their career planning. A key principle is cooperation with infrastructures and programmes existing already at the two universities, such as the Goethe Graduate Academy GRADE, the Graduate Academy of the University of Tübingen, the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), the DFG-funded graduate school LEAD (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development) as well as the networks „QualiNet WiSO“ and „QuantiNet WISO“ of the faculty for economics and social sciences of the University of Tübingen.