GLOBALGESCHICHTE an der UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
GLOBAL HISTORY at the UNIVERSITY of VIENNA
HOME MASTER PROGRAM GLOBAL HISTORY and GLOBAL STUDIES ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER

BRIEF INFORMATION

Global History has become a topic of central interest in recent years. Global History deals with the historical processes which occurred in the various regions of the world and the various groups of people inhabiting these regions of the world. With the help of concepts like interaction, interconnectivity, and condensation Global History describes and analyzes in which way, by which intensity, and when regions and social groups around the world were, and are, connected with one another. History is conceived both as an element and as result of local, regional, national, and global developments, conflicts, actors, and interests that are interconnected in manifold and frequently hierarchical ways.

Eurocentrism in history is replaced by a multifocal and global perspective. Diversity and variety in a global historical view turn out to be historical processes.

Erasmus Mundus Master Global Studies - A European Perspective

Following in 2005 a call for application by the European Commission, the Consortium of the Joint Master’s course in “Global Studies – A European perspective” came into existence and in 2010 funding was approved for a further 5 years.

The founding members of the European Master in Global Studies (EMGS) Consortium comprised besides the University of Leipzig three leading European universities, namely the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Wroclaw (Poland).

In 2007 the EMGS-Consortium established partnerships with four well-known non-European Universities that are the Dalhousie University (Canada), the Macquarie University (Australia), the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) which allows to offer to European students to study for one term at one of them.

In 2010 the Consortium was extended to the Roskilde University (Denmark), the Fudan University (China) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) covering an even broader geographical area and academic scope.

In 2015 the Ghent University (Belgium) joined the programme as a further Partner University.