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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.

Good news from our partner in New Zealand: On 14 May the university can open again. Find  a message from Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne: here We are happy, that students can again enjoy the beautiful the campus in Dunedin. This is how it looked during lockdown: For current information
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