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

Lecture series: Germany and Turkey - challenges and prospects after the referendum

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is organising a lecture series about the European and German relation ship with Turkey.[more]


Workshop programme of the Academic Lab of Leipzig University, May/ June 2017

The Academic Lab of Leipzig University is offering several workshops, consultation and E-learning courses on diverse topics in May and June[more]


Call for Applications: Pre-Doc-Award for one year, 19h/week, Leipzig University

The rectorate of Leipzig University is awarding 15 students with very good final results of their studies with a "Pre-Doc-Award".[more]


Call for Applications: New Journal of University of California Press

The University of California Press is launching a new journaldevoted to the theory, research and practice of significant global issues and is still seeking candidates for lead editorial roles. [more]


DFG funding to integrate refugee scientists in research projects

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG is offering funds for the integration of refugees as scientiests in future or current research projects. [more]


Call for Applications: Walter-Markov-Prize 2017

The European Network of Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) is awarding the Walter-Markov-Prize to an outstanding MA or PhD thesis[more]


Research Project Funding: Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements

The Gerda Henkel Stiftung is offering funding for research projects or research scholarships for scholars with a research interest in the current development of political movements on a national or transnational level in the Islamic world. The application deadline is 24th May 2017. Detailed information can be found here. [more]


Book publication of Prof. Troebst: Eastern Europe and its margins

Professor Troebst just recently published a book entitled: “Between the Arctic, the Adriatic Sea and Armenia[more]