Institute of Political Science



Benefits of big city life – only for the elite

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…

Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie

Funding in excess of one million euros for educational scientist Nina Kolleck

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…

Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe)

University admitted to German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ

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…

Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe)

Interview with JP Dr. Maruschke: Bringing together critical research on pressing global challenges

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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The Institute of Political Science at the University of Leipzig bundles research and teaching under the thematic umbrella "Democracy - Education - Europe". Our mission statement is the fact- and problem-oriented analysis of political processes, structures, and contents in a non-discriminatory space.

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