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

Open Lecture on Data Networking on 4 November at 6pm at the Biblotheca Albertina

A lecture entitled “Vom Memex zum Hypertext – Pioniere des Netzes und ihre Konzepte für die Sammlung, Ordnung und Kommunikation von Informationen” will be presented by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hohls of the Institute for Cultural Studies [more]

Latest GESI Newsletter Published

The third edition of the GESI's newsletter this year has been published. The newsletter takes a series of contributions from scholars and associates of the GESI and collates them to provide a snapshot of the latest news[more]

International Conference Held in Saly, Dhakar from 1-4 October

SPP 1448 “Adaptation and creativity in Africa" held its second conference in Saly in Senegal. The Priority Programme is funded for a six-year period by the German Research Foundation (DFG), and is jointly coordinated by the Universities of Leipzig and Halle-Wittenberg [more]

New Publication on Global Studies with a Contribution by Prof. Matthias Middell

A new academic e-journal "Global Europe – Basel Papers on Europe in a Global Perspective" is published by the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel [more]

GESI Colloquium Series Announced for Upcoming Semester

Every semester the GESI organises a series of lectures on topical and interesting subject matters. The programme for winter semester 2014/15 is available[more]

Further funding for EMGS under the Erasmus Mundus programme

We are very happy to announce that the application of the EMGS Consortium for further funding within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme has been successful and that the EMGS programme is now included in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) Catalogue [more]