The Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS) at Leipzig University invites young scholars from all over the world to join a fascinating project that is global in scope and inter- as well as post-disciplinary in its orientation.

We are looking for original contributions by excellent PhD candidates from all kinds of area studies, history, the social science as well as international studies searching for a comprehensive answer to the general question of how societies across the globe react to the dialectics of de- and re-territorialization. What we are interested in is the persistence of long-lasting and the emergence of new spatial frameworks for social interaction within and between cultures, nations and regional clusters of states.

The approach the Graduate School is based upon has been developed over the past ten years. It is unique in its emphasis on a combination of global and transnational history on the one hand and international, area and transregional studies on the other, including the investigation of commodity chains, international organizations, migration systems and cultural transfers in the study of critical junctures of globalization. What we provide is a well structured teaching programme and competent individual supervision as well as the opportunity to interact with a group of more than 120 other PhD candidates and Post-docs in the same field of interest.

The Graduate School is part of Leipzig University’s Research Academy and its Centre for Area Studies building a framework for the very close cooperation with the Leibniz-Institue for History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) and the Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig as well as the Max-Planck-Institute for Anthropology in Halle and the SFB 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under Global Condition”.

Teaching Programme Winter Term 2017/18

The teaching programme for the Winter Term 2017/18 is now available here.

Call for Applications for the Martin Buber Society of Fellows

Call for Applications for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Here you will find more information in English and in German.

Research Internships

GSGAS is pleased to offer up to four Research Internships (start-up fellowships) to international MA graduates for three months. Here you will find...

Travel Grants & Scholarships

IPID4all travel grants for 2017 are available as well as Erasmus+ scholarships for the summer term 2017.