The Master's course in Global Studies at the University of Leipzig

The Master's course "Global Studies - A European Perspective" is offered by a transnational Consortium of eleven universities worldwide.

It is co-ordinated by the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig. Students studying the two-years Master's course may choose to study for one of the two years in Leipzig.

On the following pages all Leipzig based students as well as applicants interested to pursue one year in Leipzig can find detailed information about the study programme in Leipzig.

If you are seeking to get information about the entire Master's course and/or the other partner universities offering the programme please visit the following website:



Call for application: PhD studentship on cybercrime in Dundee (Scotland), deadline: February 15th, 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invites applications for a PhD studentship with the topic 'Policing Everyday Cybercrime: the Geographies and Culture of Local Cybercrime Policing'. The PhD studentship is a partnership with the Scottish police and has the aim to explore how cybercrime is reported to the police and how the police responds. The place of work will be Dundee (Scotland). [more]

Call for applications: Berlin international student conference about global history, deadline: February 15th, 2019

Global history students from Humboldt University and Freie Universität Berlin are looking for contributions to their annual conference about global history. The submission deadline is February 15th, 2019. The conference takes place from May 31st – June 2nd in Berlin (Germany). Further information is to be found here. For questions, please contact conference[at] [more]

Call for Papers: VOLKER - Creative Competition about Human Rights, Deadline December 21st

The association Artikel 1, an initiative for human dignity, is looking for submissions to its creative competition VOLKER. Participants should present an idea about communicating human rights in a peaceful and united Europe. The best ideas will be awarded and implemented by Artikel 1. Submission deadline is December 21st ! [more]

Call for Application: Pre-Doc Position 2018/19, Deadline on December 14th

The Research Academy Leipzig at the Leipzig University offers promising pre-doctoral candidates and postdocs an opportunity to work together on a research project. The university will fund 20 students in their preparation phases of doctoral projects, beginning at March 1st, 2019. Ana Moledo, a former student at the Global and European Studies Institute, got the award in 2017. Graduate students...[more]

Colloquium of the Institute for Political Sciences, Winter Term 2018/19

The Institute for Political Sciences of the Leipzig University organizes also this winter term a public colloquium. In three different sessions the following topics will be covered: International Organizations (December 12th), Integration without elites? (January 16th) and Foreigners in one’s own country (January 30th). [more]

Academy-Forum: Politically Motivated Violence – Forms of Extremism in Germany at Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, December 5th

The Academy-Forum focusses on the different forms of extremism in Germany and its reasons. Participants of the panel discussion will be among others Gordian Meyer-Plath (President of the Saxonian Office for the Protection of the Constitution) and Julia Gerlach (Evangelische Akademie Meißen). The panel discussion will start at 7 p.m. on December 5th and will take place at Saxon Academy of...[more]

Interviews with Stefan Troebst on current developments in Macedonia

Stefan Troebst gave in the past weeks three interviews on the controversy about Macedonia’s country name: September 30th, 2018 Mazedonien: Referendum nach jahrzehntelangem Streit um neuen Landesnamen. Interview at Deutschlandfunk Kultur [more]

Studium Universale Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s studium universale deals with the topic of democracy. The series of lectures refers to the „Year of Democracy“ 2018. The lectures will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the lecture bulding, HS 1.[more]

SFB 1199 Colloquium Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s Colloqium of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 5-7 pm (in Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10 in Leipzig).[more]