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

Foundation of “Forum for the Study of the Global Condition”, 1st December 2016

The Universities of Leipzig, Halle-Wittenberg, Jena and Erfurt are establishing a collective research forum for Social Sciences and Humanities starting 1st December 2016 entitled ‘Forum for the Study of the Global Condition’[more]

Open the Opening: Event series about transcultural aesthetic education, HGB Leipzig

The Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) Leipzig is organising an event series about transcultural aesthetic education, including different talks and[more]

Opening of EEGA Campus, 26th January 2017, Leipzig

The ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) is celebrating its official opening on the 26th January 2017, 4.30 – 9.30 pm at the Saxon[more]

“Druckfrisch” Book Presentation, 14th December 2016, Leipzig

As part of the colloquium program the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1199, the ENIUGH and the CAS are presenting[more]

Call for Papers: Cultural Impacts of Reformation, August 2017 Wittenberg

The LEUCOREA Foundation is organising an interdisciplinary congress[more]

Colloquium of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1199, winter term 2016/17

The Collaborative Research Center 1199 has published the programme for its colloquium this winter term [more]

Programme for GWZO’s Wednesdays lecture in the winter semester 2016/17

The GWZO has released its programme for the Wednesday’s lecture in the current winter semester 2016/17.[more]

Programme of the Career Service Leipzig for the winter semester 2016/17

The Career Service of Leipzig University has released its programme for the new semester.[more]

Interview with Professor Troebst about Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

The MDR interviewed Professor Troebst on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy on September 15th about the current political situation in Central and Eastern Europe.[more]

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans on Youtube

An interview with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans on a European Union of the Nations and Regions and a potential Brexit is now available on youtube. [more]