To ensure the quality of the programme and address all the concerns of students and staff appropriately, the EMGS Consortium has established a number of special committees. If you have any questions, please first address the coordinator of the EMGS Consortium or the local coordinators, who will then forward your question to the appropriate person if they cannot directly answer it.

Prof. Dr. Eva Inés Obergfell – Rector of the Leipzig University
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig, Germany

  • Prof. Matthias Middell (Leipzig University): Head of the EMGS Consortium
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Prof. Ulf Engel and Dr. Steffi Marung (Leipzig University, Germany)
  • Prof. Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Prof. Michael Kluth (Roskilde University, Denmark)
  • Prof. Margarete Grandner (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Prof. Marek Wróblewski and Dr. Jarosław Jarząbek (University of Wrocław, Poland)
  • Dr. Daniel Gebreegziabher Kebede (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
  • Dr. John Cameron (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Prof. Yang Huang (Fudan University, China)
  • Prof. Pradipta Chaudhury (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
  • Prof. Philip Nel (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Prof. Martina Möllering (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Prof. Alison Brysk (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Prof. Anthony Leysens (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Prof. David Simo (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon)

Konstanze Klemm
Leipzig University
Global and European Studies Institute

04105 Leipzig
E-mail: em(at)
Telephone: +49 341-9730230
Fax: +49 341 96 05 261

The committee overseas the selection process and is responsible for all decisions concerning the curriculum of the programme

  • Dr. Julie Carlier (Ghent)
  • Prof. Eric Vanhaute (Ghent)
  • Prof. Ulf Engel (Leipzig)
  • Prof. Matthias Middell (Leipzig)
  • Dr. Stefanie Marung (Leipzig)
  • Dr. Claudia Baumann (Leipzig)
  • Konstanze Klemm (Leipzig)
  • Stephan Kaschner (Leipzig)
  • Prof. Tirthankar Roy (London)
  • Tracy Keefe (London)
  • Mikael Jørgensen (Roskilde)
  • Prof. Michael Kluth (Roskilde)
  • Prof. Margarete Grandner (Vienna)
  • Birgit Kaiserlehner (Vienna)
  • Dr. Marek Musioł (Wrocław)
  • Dr. Jarosław Jarząbek (Wrocław)

Taking into account best academic practices in Europe, the committee supervises the issuing of the degrees as well as the Joint Diploma Supplement and Joint Transcript of Records. To this end, it endeavours to continuously develop all procedures related to degree issuing and examination organization. The Examination Committee is consulted in case of an appeal procedure related to grade conversion or the recognition of results. The committee also decides in case of student complaints against the result of exams; however, it hands the complaint over to the local responsible bodies in case the rules of the individual university are concerned. The committee also regularly reviews grade conversion scales and adapts them if necessary. In this process, tools like ECTS grades and the European Grade Conversion System (Egracons) are used.

  • Prof. Dr. Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent)
  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Leipzig)
  • Prof. Janet Hunter (London)
  • Prof. Michael Kluth (Roskilde)
  • Prof. Margarete Grandner (Vienna)
  • Prof. Marek Wróblewski (Wrocław)
  • N.N. (2 students representatives elected at the annual summer school)

The committee makes the final decision about mobility tracks with regard to the wishes expressed by the students and the capacities available at the European participating and non-European partner universities. It also serves as the decision body for all requests to change an already agreed upon mobility track in case substantial hindrances appear to follow the original track.

  • Dr. Julie Carlier (Ghent)
  • Dr. Steffi Marung (Leipzig)
  • Dr. Kent Deng (London)
  • Prof. Michael Kluth (Roskilde)
  • Prof. Friedrich Edelmayer (Vienna)
  • Dr. Jarosław Jarząbek (Wrocław)

The board brings together representatives working in those fields that are particularly relevant for the future employment of EMGS students with representatives of member universities and students in general. It annually discusses, in coordination with the EMGS Alumni Association, issues of employability and evaluates internship reports of the students. It aims to improve the infrastructure for student internships during the programme and to facilitate the creation of professional networks. Through discussions, the members of the board identify those skills and competences that potential future employers inside and outside academy are interested in, exchanging views of how to better integrate them into the training provided to EMGS students.

  • Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger (Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW/ SMILE Self-Employment Initiative, Leipzig)
  • Sabine Witt (Engagement Global (Development Cooperation), Leipzig)
  • Fiona Dove (TNI Transnational Institute (NGO) Amsterdam)
  • Dr. Mindi Schneider (Wageningen University)
  • Wojciech Kazanecki (McKinsey Wrocław)
  • Anne Smith Petersen (BØRNEfonden, Copenhagen/Development Cooperation)
  • Eva Jensen (Klimarådet – Danish Council on Climate Change, Copenhagen)
  • Daniela Schier (Amnesty International, Vienna)
  • Xenia Pilipenko (International Center for Migration Policy Development,
  • Vienna)
  • Stephan Kaschner (Leipzig University)
  • Dr. Jarosław Jarząbek (University of Wrocław)
  • Dr. Julie Carlier (Ghent University)
  • N.N. (student representative)
  • N.N. (alumni representative)

Students can submit an appeal to a decision made by the EMGS Consortium within 15 days after the decision has been communicated to an applicant/student. Appeals need to be addressed to the EMGS Consortium via the following e-mail address