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 Applications: 10 Research Scholarships within the Utrecht Network

The Utrecht Network, consisting of 31 universities including Leipzig University, just launched its most recent call for applications. It offers up to ten research scholarships for self-organized mobility at a partner university of the consortium [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]

The Guardian Aboards the Leipzig Love-In

The Guardian is the latest publication to write an article trumpeting the city of Leipzig. Not an original, the title is 'Is Leipzig the New Berlin?'[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]