Centre for German and European Studies

Fifth Research Papers Competition for Junior Scientists who work on comparative Russian-European studies


Did you know 15 cities in the world bear the name of St. Petersburg?

Yet, only one of them will host the most talented junior social scientists from Europe who study Russia - in the final of the international research papers competition in November, 2018!

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Open positions for PhD students at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology


The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) invites applications for six doctoral scholarships for internationals with a maximum duration of 3 years, starting April 1, 2019. The scholarships include a monthly stipend.

Deadline is September 30, 2018.

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Conference "Networks in the Global World" 2018


Two weeks ago, Centre for German and European Studies organized the 4th Conference ‘Networks in the Global World’ - the largest event on network analysis in Eastern Europe.

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Call for papers for the research project supported by the DGAP


Deadline: August 12, 2018.

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) invites papers for the research project ‘The Franco-German Relationship from Outside: Adaptability of a Myth and Patterns of Interpretation’. The call addresses experienced scholars and, in exceptional cases, advanced doctoral and postdoctoral students.

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International seminar and conference in Haifa


Deadline: July 25, 2018.

The Haifa Center for German and European Studies calls for applications from MA and PhD students to participate in a two-week academic seminar on ‘Religion and Politics - Conflicts, Contestations, Concepts’ taking place in Haifa on October 7-18, 2018.

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Funding for Russian academics


Centre for German and European studies (St. Petersburg State University — Bielefeld University) continuously supports Russian academics who conduct research in the field of European studies. In early 2018, Nikolay Vlasov, associate professor at the Department of Theory and History of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, was funded by the CGES to conduct a research trip to the Secret State Archives Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin, to work on research concerning the personality of Alfred von Waldersee - one of the most influential people of late 19th century Germany.

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Report 2017


The Centre for German and European Studies keeps contributing to the development of Russian-European academic dialogue and supporting junior scholars on their ways into the space of international scientific communication.  

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