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Lecture Mobility in the International Study Subjects of the Faculty

The mobility of lecturers at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy primarily contributes to the further development of teaching and research in the individual subjects, but at the same time, especially in the international courses of the faculty, should also serve as an instrument for the curricular development of the respective courses. The mobility of lecturers also plays a special role within the framework of the international university networks, in which several subjects of the faculty participate in.

Lecturer mobility in the international master's programs of the Global and European Studies Institute

The focus of teacher mobility at the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) is on the further development of teaching within the framework of the international master's programs MA Global Studies, MA Global Studies - Peace and Security in Africa, and in the future also increasingly MA European Studies. In particular, co-teaching is used in order to integrate the mostly shorter lecture mobility into existing modules and to promote collegial exchange (e.g. through joint workshops for summer and winter schools). There are close ties to universities in the Global South (e.g. Addis Ababa, Yaoundé, Stellenbosch), from which scientists are regular guests in Leipzig and enrich teaching in the field of globalization research with non-European perspectives and research approaches.

The main destinations of the lecturer mobility are the University of Vienna (Austria), Ghent University (Belgium), Roskilde University (Denmark), University of Wroclaw (Poland), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Yaoundé University (Cameroon) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Additional mobilities also take place in exchange with Dalhousie University (Canada), University of Santa Barbara (USA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) and Fudan University (China).

Lecturer mobility is funded through several programs such as Erasmus Mundus (Joint Master Degree), Erasmus+ KA 103, Erasmus + KA 107.

In the future, the network of the European university alliance ARQUS with the universities of Granada (Spain), Graz (Austria), Leipzig (Germany), Padua (Italy) and Vilnius (Lithuania) as well as the Université de Lyon (France) will be strengthened for the further development of the MA European Studies are used. Within the framework of this network, lecturer mobility for the research-oriented further development of the course as well as short-term mobility of lecturers with 3-6 students are planned, who move within ARQUS for individual projects or the initiation of a subject-related partnership.

Lecturer mobility in the international double degree program M.A. Global Mass Communication/M.Sc. Journalism with Ohio University (Athens, USA)

The Global Mass Communication/Journalism double degree program builds on the long-shared history of the University of Leipzig and Ohio University (Athens, USA). There has been a special partnership between the two locations since 1992. The partnership itself is also special: It is the first international double degree program in the field of communication and media studies. Five students are enrolled in Leipzig and five students from Athens are selected for the program each winter semester. One has the extraordinary opportunity to acquire a double degree in Global Mass Communication (M.A.) and Journalism (M.Sc.) by completing the third semester of your master's degree at the partner university. In addition to modules in theories and methods of communication and media studies, students also complete numerous research projects at both universities and a research assistantship at Ohio University. Due to its internationality, the program is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, which enables mobility for both students and lecturers and thus continuous joint curricular development of the course.

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Lecturer Mobility in the Context of International University Networks


On November 27, 2018, the rectors of the universities of Granada (Spain), Graz (Austria), Leipzig (Germany), Padua (Italy) and Vilnius (Lithuania) and the President of the Université de Lyon (France) signed an agreement in Brussels founding the European university alliance ARQUS. They want to promote more in-depth networking in the areas of research and teaching, public and transnational effectiveness and social responsibility. The six founding members have agreed to work together towards a thoroughly European approach to higher education, which includes, among other things, the unrestricted mobility of students and lecturers, academic staff and other staff, joint projects at all levels of higher education activity and initiatives for a collaborative global engagement. The ARQUS consortium, coordinated by the University of Granada, will participate in the call for pilot funding of "European Universities", published by the European Commission in October as part of the Erasmus+ program. Deriving its name from the polysemic Latin arcus/arquus for arch, the alliance's name illustrates the strong foundations the consortium seeks to lay to build bridges towards a shared future. In addition, the distribution of the six partners on the map of Europe resembles a double arc, stretching from the extreme south-west to the extreme north-east of the continent. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy is also involved in a variety of ways, for example by leading the Action Line Student-Centered Frameworks for Quality Learning (Prof. Dr. Alexander Godulla) or by the involvement of the Director of the Center for Media and Communication, Prof. Dr. Sonja Ganguin.

ARQUS University Leipzig


The international research college Analytic German Idealism

The research college Analytic German Idealism (FAGI) is affiliated with the Leipzig Institute for Philosophy.

The FAGI is an internationally oriented research center of the University of Leipzig, which has been managed in cooperation with the University of Chicago since 2014 and exists with numerous other partners. The task of the college is to initiate and structure activities in research and teaching on German idealism from Kant to Hegel from an analytical perspective.

A lively exchange of guest scientists creates numerous offers for students and young scientists. Not only are master seminars held regularly in English, but also lectures as part of the Humboldt Colloquium.