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:



Participate in the literature competition “Mein Europa”!

The Europa-Haus Leipzig is hosting its first literature competition “Mein Europa“.

Everyone is invited to participate by writing a piece of prose on the topic "What is your Europe?" or "What does Europe mean to you?".

Contributions may be submitted in German.

You may write a personal travel account, a critical essay, or an amusing short story on an adventure you have experienced, a recorded narrative or a fictional reverie.

The best three submissions will be awarded with a prize money worth 300€, 200€, and 100€ and will have the opportunity to present the texts in a public reading at the Leipzig City Library. The ten best contributions will be published in an anthology.

Please submit your prose until March 31, 2015 as a PDF to literaturwettbewerb(at)

Please note the conditions of participation here.

Public presentation on “Democracy and Difference in the Pacific Century”, Feb. 02, 2015

Students enrolled in the MA American Studies Leipzig would like to invite to a public presentation on “Democracy and Difference in the Pacific Century” on February 02, from 5:00 – 8:30pm in room 2.516 (GWZ).

The participants will investigate how the ‘Pacific’ is examined and negotiated in International Relations, popular culture, the arts, and academia, highlighting the ways in which an unsettled US hegemony positions itself in the Pacific space.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided during a coffee break.

Please see the official poster for more information.

Call for Papers: Global History Student Conference, Berlin April 2015

A group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Humboldt University Berlin und Free University Berlin would like to invite you to discuss how we can “do Global History” at the Global History Student Conference, April 24-25 in Berlin.

You are invited to exchange experiences and to work together in an open and non-competitive way by presenting your research projects to fellow students. You may submit your papers in English, Spanish, French and Italian. The discussions will be held in English.

The Global History Student Conference will take place at “re:work” International Research Center in Berlin.

No conference fee will be charged and some financial support for transport and accommodation to participants coming from outside of Berlin will be offered.

The deadline for applications is March 01, 2015 and the deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2015.

For further information please visit the website of the Student conference, see the Call for Papers document or contact globalhistorystudentconference(at)

Discussion about Ukraine on the 2nd of February

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung will be hosting the “Europasalon”, which will discuss the current political situation in Ukraine and will ask the question, which part the EU plays in the Russian-Ukraine affair.

Viola von Cramon, a former member of the German parliament and an expert on the Ukraine, and Dr. Kykyl Savin, head of the office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Kiew, will be guests in this discussion.

The “Europasalon” will take place on the 2nd of February 2015 at 8 pm at Horns Erben, Arndtdstraße 33 Leipzig.

You can find more information here.

Book publication by Stefan Troebst “West-Eastern European Studies”

We are happy to announce the publication of a book by Stefan Troebst (Director of the M.A.-Programme European Studies at the GESI) entitled: “West-Eastern European Studies: Legal Culture, Cultural History, Politics of History”.

Troebst, Stefan. West-Eastern European Studies: Legal Culture, Cultural History, Politics of History. ISBN 978-3-86583-840-7.

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”.