Erasmus Mundus MA Euroculture:
Society, politics and culture in a global context

First MOOC of the University of Göttingen

Free online course: European Culture and Politics
The refugee crisis, the economic crisis, the Greek crisis, the Schengen crisis, the Ukraine crisis, the Brexit crisis, the identity crisis ? Europe seems to be in trouble and on the verge of disintegration. But what is ?Europe? exactly? And why does it seem to be in a constant state of crisis?

European Culture and Politics

The Erasmus Mundus master?s programme ?Euroculture ? Society, Politics and Culture in Global Context?, has developed a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) that answers these and other questions related to European culture and politics. The course European Culture and Politics is designed for students with a personal or professional interest in Europe, politics and culture. It aims to show the interrelations between politics and culture in post-Second World War European integration. Participants study the construction of Europe and European identity by studying six topics, including religion, modernity and the nation-state. Together with students from all over the world, participants will learn to explain Europe beyond a geographical territory, and beyond a political union, and propose innovative and sustainable solutions to the problems facing Europe today.

Unique collaboration

Over 5.000 students from all over the world have currently signed up for the course.
What sets this course apart from most other MOOCs is that the subject of European identity and collaboration echoes through in the organization of the course. It?s a unique international collaboration between four European universities: University of Groningen (NL) as hosting institution, Georg-August University of Göttingen (Germany), Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland) and Uppsala University (Sweden). It is the first massive open online course of the University of Göttingen.
Course starts September 26
This online course will make its debut on September 26th 2016 and will run for six weeks. Online registration is possible (and free!) via

Contact information:

Senka Neuman-Stanivukovic, Jesse van Amelsvoort
University of Groningen
Tel.: +31 50 363 5546; +31 50 363 6293 (office hours) & +31 6218 357 80 (mobile phone)

Dr. Lars Klein, Prof. Martin Tamcke
Georg-August- Universität Göttingen
Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Euroculture
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, Oeconomicum 1.120a 37073 Göttingen