The New Europe
The binational PhD network "The New Europe" is closely connected to the specific development of East-Central Europe after 1989, which Donald Rumsfeld polemically called at that time “the new Europe”.
In a broader scope, the programme addresses the emerging understanding that the Europe that came into existence after 1989 and again after 2004 is not simply an enlargement of the already existing Europe, but was transformed anew under the influence of global developments and internal power shifting.
While there are continuities to the pre-1989 state of affairs, a scientific and political debate about new characteristics and developments should not be neglected.
The PhD programme “The New Europe” is based on the dedicated cooperation between the University of Leipzig and the University of Wroclaw within the realms of European studies, migration research, and the research of historical culture.
It follows an interdisciplinary structure integrating relevant research institutions.
- Global and European Studies Institute (GESI)
- Centre for Area Studies (CAS)
- Leipzig Centre for History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO)
- Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)
- Institute of General and Comparative Education
- Institute of Political Science
The programme is funded by the IPID Programm of the DAAD and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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