The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Leipzig and devoted to graduate teaching and research in the field of Globalisation and Europeanisation. It works at the cross-roads of several disciplines and aims at an analytical interpretation of the global condition in which we live. We do so by studying its emergence over and by examining the reciprocity of increasing flows of people, goods, capital and ideas transcending traditional borders of political, economic and cultural units on the one hand and to changing attempts of gaining control over these flows on the other hand. ... read more 

News from the GESI

The DAAD programme "Welcome to Africa“– An Interim Summary

Leipzig University has enjoyed a continuing partnership with African universities through the DAAD. Prof. Matthias Middell summarises the achievements to date in an article published in the DAAD magazine [more]

Workshop on New Regionalisms to be Hosted by CAS on 25-26 April

As part of the research project New Regionalisms in a Changing Global Order: Mapping Latin America and Africa. The project members will meet nine renowned international academics on 25 - 26 April 2014 to further the current debates in regionalism studies. [more]

Interviews with Prof. Stefan Troebst on Developments in Crimea and Ukraine

Published in Neu Zürcher Zeitung, one interview is entitled 'Putin Has Shot Himself in the Foot' ('Putins Schuss in eigenen Fuss') and another on Radio Bremen entitled 'A New Cold War?' ('Neuauflage des Kalten Krieges?')[more]

Writing Competition set by the European Commission: What does an enlarged EU mean to you?

In the year of two important anniversaries in Europe - World War I and European Enlargement - a writing competition has been created to engage young people to reflect on those critical junctures [more]