Welcome

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

Job Advertisement: Student Assistant (native English speaker)

The Chair of Sociology, Institutions and Social Change (Prof. Lengfeld) is looking for a Student assistant.[more]


PhD Fellowships “A Third Way of Feeding The World”

Funded by the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, the graduate program “A Third Way of Feeding The World” is offering 20 fully funded PhD Fellowships.[more]


Invitation to the GESI - Colloquium

The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) offers each semester a monthly Colloquium, that is envisaged to mirror the three academic dimensions undertaken at the GESI that are research, teaching and hosting of visiting scholars.[more]


Call for Applications: Master in Global Studies with special emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa.

Call for Applications: Master in Global Studies with special emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa. In collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of the Addis Ababa University GESI would now like to solicit applications to the MA in Global Studies. The joint MA in Global Studies is a two-year programme with three semsters in Addis Ababa and one in Leipzig.[more]


Call for Applications: EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence Programme 2016

The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism of the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) is offering a research grant for academics, post-docs and practitioners working in a field related to comparative federalism, regionalism or intergovernmental relations. [more]


GWZO Public Colloquium: Wednesday Lecture Series

The Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas at Leipzig University (GWZO) is offering a series of lectures entitled “Ostmitteleuropäische Prägungen des Modernen Völkerrechts”.[more]


International Conference “The Legacy of World War II after 70 Years” May 6-7, 2015 in Gdansk

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Stefan Troebst (Director of the M.A. Programme European Studies at Leipzig University) is one of the coordinators of the international conference “The Legacy of World War II after 70 Years”. The conference will take place from May 6-7, 2015 in the European Centre of Solidarity Movement in Gdansk, Poland. [more]