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:



Lecture on Data Networking hosted at the Bibliotheca Albertina on 4 Nov at 6pm (in German)

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy is inviting to the inaugural address of Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hohls of the Institute for Cultural Studies at Leipzig University. 

The lecture is entitled:

“Vom Memex zum Hypertext – Pioniere des Netzes und ihre Konzepte für die Sammlung, Ordnung und Kommunikation von Informationen”

The event takes place on Tuesday 4 November, 2014 at 6:00pm in the lecture room of the Bibliotheca Albertina.

For more information, please see here.

Exhibition on "Objects of Knowledge. Reflections on Anthropological Ways of Seeing" in the GRASSI Museum

Within the scope of the centenary of the Institute of Anthropology at the University of Leipzig an exhibition at the GRASSI Museum will be open to the public from November 8, 2014 – February 22, 2015.

Please feel free to visit the exhibition. Opening hours are daily between 10am and 6pm, closed on Mondays.

For more information, please see here.

Arabic Studies Institute on Islamfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus on November 18, 2014

On November 18, 2014 a presentation on Islamfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus. Konstruktionen des Fremden und Vergegenwärtigung des Eigenen will be held as part of the series of lectures of the releff and CSR: Beten - Bauen - Grenzen ziehen?

The presentation will take place at 6:30 pm in the Schillerstraße 6, Room S102.

For more information, please see here.

Centre for Area Studies: Public Colloquium Winter Term 2014/15

The Centre for Area Studies at the Leipzig University will be hosting a series of public colloquia throughout the Winter Semester 2014/15. The GESI would like to extend the invitation from the CAS and encourages all interested to attend. Below can be found an excerpt of the preliminary program for the series:

Esha Niyogi De (U California / Los Angeles, USA) will report on Transboarder Woman's Cinema on 5 November. 

João Gomes Porto (U Leipzig, Germany/U Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) will inform on The African Union, Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and the Panel of the Wise on 26 November. 

Please see the program of the public colloquium here.

GWZO Public Colloquium: Wednesday Lecture Series

Please find below an excerpt of the program for the GWZO Public Collooquium series. For more detailed information, please consult the GWZO website (in German).

In December, Dr. Andreas Fülberth (GWZO) will report on “Europäische Kulturhauptstädte in den Ländern Ostmitteleuropas“ and Arno Trültzsch (GWZO) presents on "Blockfreiheit und Sozialismus – der Beitrag Jugoslawiens zur Völkerrechtsentwicklung nach 1945“.

In February 2015, Prof. Dr. Matthias Hardt (GWZO) will lecture on “Checkpoint, Straßenkreuz und Rastplatz im Krieg mit Bolesław Chrobry. Leipzig vor 1000 Jahren”.

Career Service offers: Winter Term 2014/15

The Career Service of the Leipzig University offers diverse events in the winter term 2014/15.

In December, the event Go Global: Intercultural challenges in everyday professional life will take place. In January you will have the opportunity to join the event Applying in Germany – for Internationals.

Please see the complete program here.