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

4. Day of Teaching at Leipzig University on November 7, 2018

The Leipzig University organizes for the 4. time a Day of Teaching, where lecturers, students and staff have a joint exchange on subject-specific and interdisziplinary questions of teaching and learning.[more]

Invitation to the annual Oskar Halecki lecture of the GWZO in Leipzig on September 3rd

The annual Oskar Halecki lecture of the GWZO persues the goal of inviting top scientists from Germany's eastern neighboring countries to discuss controversial topics. This year's topic will be "Time stories of the Prague Spring. About the return of the past during the creation of the future."[more]