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:



GWZO Public Colloquium: Wednesday Lecture Series

The Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas at Leipzig University (GWZO) is offering a series of lectures entitled “Ostmitteleuropäische Prägungen des Modernen Völkerrechts”.[more]

Publication “Expansion of the Battle Zone: Boko Haram and the Crisis in Nigeria” by GIGA

Robert Kappel (Senior Research Fellow of the GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies) recently published an article on “Expansion of the Battle Zone: Boko Haram and the Crisis in Nigeria”.[more]

Comparativ latest Issue: “The Dimensions of Transcultural Statehood”

The latest issue of Comparativ has been published. The issue is entitled “The Dimensions of Transcultural Statehood”.[more]

Public Presentation: Research and Geopolitics in Greenland during the Cold War on April 07, 2015

The Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaftler is hosting a public presentation on “Kleinstaat versus Supermacht: Forschung und Geopolitik in Grönland im Kalten Krieg” by Matthias Heymann.[more]

Call for papers by Princeton University: The Transformation of Global History

The Princeton University has published a call for papers on the topic “The Transformation of Global History” in the framework of an interdisciplinary conference from October 9-10, 2015. Selected papers will be published in an anthology.[more]

Summer School in Moldova in August/September 2015

The Moldova Institute Leipzig is organising a summer school for students with the topic “On the way to Europe – Challenges and Opportunities for the Republic of Moldova and its neighbours”, taking place from August 24 till September 14, 2015 in Chisinau and Odessa.[more]

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.