Welcome

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 EU and NATO Member State Estonia and the Russian Federation“ from October 3rd to 9th

Professor Stefan Troebst will lead a group of eleven PhD students and faculty of Leipzig University’s Graduate School Global and Area Studies on a study trip to Estonia from 3 to 9 October 2017.[more]


Leipzig University library awarded prize “Library of the year 2017”

“Digitally autonomous, freely accessible, and powerfully innovative”[more]