Bachelor and master students: Take an international course in Granada in February, expenses paid, and get credits for it at Leipzig University. Work on the transformative challenges of our time with other motivated students from across Europe in the Arqus Collaboratory Programme on Diversity.

We invite engaged and motivated students from all academic fields to apply for our winter school and subsequent challenge-based learning programme. Both bachelor students (higher semesters only) and master students welcome. Applications can be sent either in German or English. Application is now open until December 15th. Please send your CV and brief motivational letter (1 page each as a combined pdf file) to Ms. Ariane Kolden ( We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Diversity, interdisciplinarity and societal challenges

The Arqus Alliance is a collaboration between seven European universities in Padova, Granada, Leipzig, Graz, Vilnius, Lyon, and Bergen. Students will work in small group projects investigating representation and social diversity. We welcome all students with interest in the grand challenges of our time and who would like some first-hand experience in conducting a research project.

Winter School:
Diversity, interdisciplinarity and societal challenges

The course kicks off with an intensive FIVE-DAY WINTER SCHOOL IN GRANADA, where the students will work closely with students from the other seven Arqus universities. The Arqus Winter School will consist of a combination of lectures, workshops, and excursions to give an overview of interdisciplinary approaches to diversity in the humanities and the natural sciences.

Research project:
Collaboratory Learning Programme

After the winter school, the students will run their own challenge-based research projects featuring qualitative interviews with local stakeholders. The overarching theme of the research projects will be questions of representation and social diversity, working closely with Rebecca Pates as supervising academic. At the end of the programme, students will be able to present their research in front of their peers at the other Arqus universities.