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

Public Presentation on “Partizipationskulturen und gesellschaftliche Lernprozesse in der Postdemokratie“ on 18 Dec from 5pm to 7pm

In his presentation, Andreas Eis examines how processes of learning are changing and can be shaped due to post-political conditions such as political control and social participation. The lecture will take place in the NSG S 204 [more]

GESI Annual Report 2013 Published

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the latest Annual Report of the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI), outlining the academic activities throughout 2013 [more]

EMGS Consortium Congratulates the 2014 Graduates and the Awardees of the Best EMGS Graduate and Best EMGS Master Thesis

Another generation of EMGS students celebrated their Graduation on 15th November in Vienna with participation of more than 200 guests. Family and friends were in attendance to congratulate the students for the achievements over the two years [more]