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:



An Open Forum on Geopolitics and State Sovereignty in Moldova will take place on Wed November 26 at 6pm

An open forum entitled “Geopolitik vs. Staatliche Souveränität? Moldova zwischen Russland und der EU“, will take place on 26 November. 

The forum starts at 6:00 pm in the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Landesbüro Sachsen, Burgstraße 25.

The discussion will include Dr. Victoria Reinhardt (Politikwissenschaftlerin, Moldova-Insti tut Leipzig) and Helga Zichner (Kulturwissenschaftlerin, Insti tut für Länderkunde Leipzig) and will be moderated by Judith Brockmann (Kompetenzzentrum Mitt el- und Osteuropa Leipzig e. V.).

Please feel free to join and it is free admission. For more information, please see the attached poster

EMGS Consortium Congratulates the 2014 Graduates and the Awardees of the Best EMGS Graduate and Best EMGS Master Thesis

Another generation of EMGS students celebrated their Graduation on 15th November in Vienna with participation of more than 200 guests. Family and friends of the students were in attendance to congratulate them on their two years of hard work.


In addition, the EMGS Consortium warmly congratulates the winners of the prizes for the EMGS Best Graduates 2014, who graduated with a 1.0 the best possible achievable grade. Fiacha O'Dubhda who studied at the University of Vienna, University of California in Santa Barbara and Leipzig University, and Andrew Anzur Clement who studied at the University of Wroclaw and University of Vienna, were the outstanding students who achieved this award.


The winners of the EMGS Best Master Thesis 2014 were also announced at the graduation ceremony. In first place was Fiacha O Dubhda while second place was shared between two students, Nicholas Berryman and Johanna Leary. Congratulations to all three for their fantastic work.


The whole of the GESI wishes the new graduates well in the future and thanks them for their contributions to the programme. 

Interviews with Prof. Stefan Troebst on the topics Michail Gorbatschow, Statelessness, and Sanctions against Russia

Stefan Troebst, Director of the M.A. Program European Studies at the GESI, gave three interviews in November on the ongoing developments in Russia and Eastern Europe with some historical background. They are available to access for free over the web, he appeared:

On the radio show “Schaum oder Haase“ on the topic “In Ländern wie Estland und Lettland wird Staatenlosigkeit vererbt“. You can listen to the interview here 

On the TV show “Novini“ broadcast by BTB TV, Kyïv on the topic "International Sanctions against the Russian Federation". You can watch the interview here

On the show “Michail Gorbatschow: Vom Perestroika-Held zum Putin-Jünger“ of the news broadcast “mdr AKTUELL”. Please feel free to watch the interview online here 

Prof. Stefan Troebst Co-Edits New Book Entitled "Remembering Communism"

We are happy to announce the publication of a coedited book by Stefan Troebst (Director of the M.A.-Program European Studies at the GESI) entitled: “Remembering Communism: Private and Public Recollections of Lived Experience in Southeast Europe”.

Prof. Troebst co-edited the publication with Maria Todorova and August Dimou. 

If you are interested in contributing to further editions please contact Stefan Troebst via his email troebst(at)

More information is available 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.

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.