Project acquisition is not an end in itself. Its serves to advance research, stimulate publications and, in particular, promote PhD students and young academics. The promotion of young academics on the subject of land policy is the core of the research activities at the chair. This field of research can only develop further through continuous support for young academics. Publications, project acquisition and doctoral funding are mutually dependent. Therefore, project acquisition serves to support PhD students, either through direct funding for doctoral students or through indirect funding for empirical work and networking.