Faculty of Social Sciences
International Summer School 2019
The Goettingen Diversity Research Institute is organizing a third international Summer School on "Globalization and Diversity" which will be held from 08.07.-19.07.2019 in cooperation with partner universities from Europe, the United States and Japan.
The summer school will provide students with an overview over current debates on social diversity on a global and local scale. Through lectures the students will gain theoretical knowledge on different levels and dimensions of diversity. Therefore speakers from various research backgrounds are invited.
Göttingen - An academic venue par excellence
Göttingen – An academic venue par excellence
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, founded in 1737, sees itself as a global player among the world’s major research institutions with a focus on research-based teaching. As many as 25,000 students are enrolled at the 13 faculties at any one time. By engaging international scholars, researchers and scientists and a high proportion of foreign students, the University of Göttingen follows its tradition as a research campus of international significance and renown. In 2007, thanks to its institutional strategy to promote top-level research entitled “Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy”, Georg-August-Universität was successfully included in the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government and the State Governments. This placed Göttingen among the top nine German universities accredited with a pedigree in international competitiveness.
Especially in the social sciences and humanities, Göttingen University boasts a diversity of subjects and a robust infrastructure:
• Good equipment: The Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) is among the five largest academic libraries in Germany.
• Personalised advice and support: Aspects such as academic advisors, mentors and small seminar sizes with a manageable number of participants all foster a productive and trust-inspired studying atmosphere. Subject-specific writing advisors offer individualised help in writing academic and scientific papers.
• Close proximities: The main university campus, downtown area and railway station are all situated within walking distance of each other in this 130,000-inhabitant town. All of the Faculty’s institutes, except for one, are located in the downtown area.
• Attractive leisure-time activities: As a town much dominated by the university and its students, Göttingen has a wealth of leisure-time choices on offer. Rich in music and culture with cinemas, theatres and an abundance of cafés and pubs, Göttingen is also home to many facilities for university sports, so there is never a lack of pleasant distractions from academia either ...
Profile of the Faculty of Science
The distinguishing characteristic of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is its broad combination of subjects ranging from Ethnology, Educational Science, Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Sport Science to Modern Indian Studies. The Faculty also runs a cross-departmental Center of Methods. In the past few years, it has been increasingly successful in establishing interdisciplinary links between these subjects in both teaching and research.more…