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

Call for Application: Student Assistant for Project „Maps of Globalization“ at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig

The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 is looking for a student assistant with fluency in written Chinese to support the Project “Maps of Globalization: The Production and the Visualization of Spatial Knowledge” at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL). [more]

GESI/IPSS Inaugural Alumni Conference convenes in Dakar

From 6-10 September 2018, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University and the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) of Leipzig University hosted the first alumni conference for the jointly offered Master and PhD programmes in “Global Studies with a Special Emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa”.[more]

Three doctoral positions at the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL), application deadline November 15th

The ARL is offering three academic research positions for doctoral studies. The positions are part of the interdisciplinary program “Urban and rural transformation processes”, a joint initiative of the ARL and the Leibnitz University Hannover. The doctoral program focusses on the transformation of spatial structure as viewed from scientific and ecological perspectives and as those of engineering...[more]