Urban inequality in Europe and the United States is so severe that urban elites claim most of the benefits from the agglomeration effects that big cities provide, while large parts of urban populations get little to nothing. In a study published in Nature Human Behaviour, researchers at Linköping…
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Political scientist and educational researcher Professor Nina Kolleck from Leipzig University has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant worth up to 1.5 million euros for her research. A professor of civic education and educational systems, she researches the impact of…
Leipzig University has been admitted as an associate member to the German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ. CAPAZ is a Centre of Excellence in Research and Teaching of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and supports scholars and universities from Colombia and Germany in the fields of peace…
Dr. Megan Maruschke recently took up the Assistant Professorship for Global Studies at Leipzig University and talks about her goals for the next years.
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- Kompetenznetzwerk zur Landes- und Kommunalpolitik (opens in a new tab)
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