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The Erasmus Mundus Master in “Global Studies – A European Perspective” (EMGS), an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is offered by an international consortium of six high-profile European participating universities, together with partner universities all over the world. It provides excellent training for future careers both inside and outside academia, training experts who are able to analyse and navigate processes of globalization in multiple perspectives. Our graduates are well prepared for academic positions in the field of global studies and related disciplines dealing with global phenomena as well as for jobs in supranational agencies and non-governmental organizations. They are ready to work as intercultural mediators and in the fields of development cooperation, economy, management, and beyond while contributing to pioneering scholarship for understanding the past, investigating the present, and debating the future of the global.Since its establishment in 2005, the EMGS Consortium – at the time including the founding members: Leipzig University, the University of Vienna, and the University of Wrocław as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science – has received funding from the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus programme, which includes attractive scholarships for non-European as well as European students. Additionally, the participating universities have continued to offer substantial fee waivers to excellent candidates. Roskilde University and Ghent University joined the EMGS Consortium in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Partnerships with well-known non-European universities – Dalhousie University (Canada), Macquarie University (Australia), the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Fudan University (China), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) – provide our students with exceptional opportunities to spend one term at these places of excellence in research and teaching to study transregional connectedness and global concerns. In 2012, the EMGS programme launched, together with Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) a bilateral master’s programme with a specific emphasis on peace and security in Africa within the global studies perspective (see for further information also the IPSS website of the programme), and since 2018, the universities of Otago (New Zealand) and of Yaoundé I (Cameroon) have established strong partnerships with the EMGS Consortium.

Distinguished Course

The EMGS programme was distinguished as a “TOP 10 International Master’s Degree Courses” in 2008 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for its innovative concept as well as high-quality teaching, excellent support service, as well as great alumni outcomes.

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the global Condition” is committed to “The Making and Unmaking of Spatial Orders: Mobilities under the Global Condition from the 19th Century to the Present”. Researchers from Germany, Austria, Finland, the UK, the USA, and Canada
We are excited to announce that our 6th EMGS alumni meeting—and first-ever virtual EMGS alumni conference—will take place November 19-25, 2020! We know that this has been a turbulent year for our alumni, and we hope to provide you with an opportunity to connect with and inspire one another. In the
EMGS-Student Mariama Diallo has been awarded with the Crister Stephen Garrett Scholarship for her second year of master studies at Ghent University.  The Crister Stephen Garrett Scholarship is named after the well-known Professor for American Culture and History at the American Studies Institute of Leipzig University, who passed away
The Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions. The Positions are for Assistant Professor in Global Racial Studies and Assistant Professor in Global Indigenous Studies. The department is interested in outstanding interdisciplinary scholars trained from