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

Global Studies Conference, 26th to 29th November, Leipzig University

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the EMGS programme, the EMGS Consortium and the EMGS Alumni Network will organize a Global Studies Conference that will take place in Leipzig from 26–29 November 2015.[more]

Collaborative Research Centre "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition" will be funded by DFG at the Leipzig University

The Collaborative Research Centre 1199 "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition" will be funded by the German Research Council (DFG) with more than 1.4 Mio Euro a year for a period of 4 years.[more]

Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs 2016/17 (Closing date: 20th December 2015)

The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs promotes 20 outstanding German and four outstanding Swiss university graduates and young professionals from all fields who aspire to positions of responsibility in international organizations.[more]

Winter Semester 2015/16 Schedule of the Public Colloquium of the Institute for Political Science has been published

Leipzig University’s Institute for Political Science has published the schedule of its Public Colloquium for this Winter Semester. [more]

New GESI-Newsletter published

The 3rd edition of the GESI newsletter has been recently published. The GESI newsletter aims to keep its network of members, alumni and partners informed about the activities going on within the GESI and its partner universities, as well as at other Leipzig based GESI affiliated institutions.[more]

Winter Semester 2015/16 Schedule of the GWZO Wednesday Lectures has been published

The Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) has published the schedule for its Wednesday Lectures of the upcoming semester. [more]

Call for Papers: SPP 1448 International Workshop on 29-30 April 2016 in Leipzig

Workshop on "Framing Variance – Local responses to problematized gender identities" on 29./30.04.2016 in Leipzig. Organised by the DFG Priority Programme 1448 “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa” in cooperation with the Centre for Area Studies and the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University[more]