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

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]

Programme "Welcome to Africa" hosts a Network Meeting and Colloquium in Dar es Salaam, Tansania from September 22 - 25, 2014

A strategy workshop with the colloquium "Africa Network Leipzig - Ethiopia - Cameroon - South Africa - Tansania" will take place at one of the partner universities in Dar es Salaam, Tansania [more]

Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst Awarded the First Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kosovo for Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst received the certificate of appointment by the Kosovan ambassador Skender Xhakaliu to become the first Honorary Consul of the republic of Kosovo in Germany [more]