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:



New issue of Comparativ published

The new edition of Comparativ has been published recently. Comparativ is an academic journal that is devoted to innovative approaches in transnational, transregional, and global history. Each year some six thematic issues are published. The Global and European Studies Institute of the Leipzig University hosts the editorial board of the Comparativ.[more]

Coaching about open access publications on March 12th in Leipzig (Germany)

The Leibniz ScienceCampus organizes a coaching for young researchers with the topic “Making the Choice: Audiences, varieties, chances and developments in Open Access Publications”. The workshop will be held in English and German. The coaching takes place on March 12th in the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Specks Hof, Reichsstraße 4-6, 04109 Leipzig...[more]

New publication by Matthias Middell (Leipzig) about spatial formats

Matthias Middell, Director of the Master in Global Studies, recently published a working paper with the title Raumformate – Bausteine in Prozessen der Neuverräumlichung (dimensions of space – building blocks in processes of re-spatialization). In this paper, the notion of spatial formats is put into context by referring to the state of the art in various disciplines, ranging from new political...[more]

Conference on Participation or Polarization – social media and social peace, March 19th-20th in Dresden (Germany)

The Development and Peace Foundation organizes the second panel for international politics. This year’s seminars and discussions will be about social media and social peace. The conference takes place from March 19th-20th at Haus der Kirche (Dreikönigskirche), Hauptstr. 23, Dresden (Germany).[more]

Call for Papers: Voices of Dissent – Transculturality and Activism, Deadline: March 7th

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) invites papers from Master students for the conference “Voices of Dissent, Transculturality and Activism”. Submissions from diverse scientific research fields are welcome. The conference will take place in Heidelberg (Germany) at May 10th. Submission deadline is March 7th.[more]

Theatre project: Utopias of Europe is looking for your contribution!

Theatre artists from Germany started the online project Utopias of Europe. The group is looking for contributions – e.g. in the form of ideas, sketches and texts - concerning a desirable European future, which will be integrated in a play. [more]

“KosmOst.”: East European SciFi-Movies at Luru Cinema (Leipzig) from January to May, 2019

The Luru Cinema in Leipzig shows a series of East European science-fiction movies from the years 1959–1989. The „KosmOst.“-series runs from January 15th to May 14th. The Luru cinema is located at Spinnereistr. 7, Leipzig. [more]

Interview with Stefan Troebst at “Tagesschau” on ARD

Stefan Troebst, who lectures in the EMGS programme, gave an interview on ARD about mass protests in Greece. The cause of the protests lies in the ongoing controversy about the country name of Macedonia. The interview was broadcasted at “Tagesschau” on January 20th, 8 p.m.[more]

Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies published

Matthias Middell, head of the Master in Global Studies, has edited a handbook of Transregional Studies. This volume, which also contains contributions from numerous EMGS lecturers, provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies. It brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This...[more]

Call for application for Immanuel-Kant studentship, Deadline July 1st, 2019

The federal institute for the culture and history of Germans in East-Europe (BKGE) invites applications for its postdoctoral studentships. The doctoral candidates should be dealing with the themes of transnational and transcultural connections in East-Europe with a focus on the German speaking population. [more]

GESI Newsletter #4_2018 is online

This year's fourth edition of the GESI Newsletter is now online.[more]