Euroculture in Göttingen



Hannah Rittmeyer,Germany - Cohort 2019-2021

Studying Euroculture in Göttingen is extremely well-organized and offers you a wonderful learning environment. Teachers and supervisors do not only teach in an inspiring fashion but keep close contact with their students, supporting you with every personal issue. If you would like to contribute in a united Europe, Euroculture is exactly the programme you should choose.

Göttingen is a young and lively city and due to its richness in students there’s a lot going on. Besides, it is located in the middle of Germany so it’s perfect to explore the country. Language classes and a lot of university facilities are offered for free or at a minimum charge. I can utterly recommend studying Euroculture in Göttingen and would be more than happy to answer further questions.

Rhys Nugent, Wales - Cohort 2019-2021

Studying Euroculture in Göttingen has provided me with the freedom to develop my understanding of Europe whilst pursuing my personal and professional interests. The university’s infrastructure is outstanding and its accessible campus has let me personalise my studies without being to the detriment of my hobbies or social life. I've really appreciated the extensive support services offered by the university in particular, not least when it comes to support for personal issues and seeking advice for future employment.

The staff at Euroculture are down-to-earth and I’ve had a whole lot of fun in my modules. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed taking multiple language courses offered by the university in order to improve my German. Outside of university, I’ve been investing a lot of time into volunteering projects and I’m extremely grateful to the department for their unwavering support for my extracurricular endeavours. All in all, this semester I’ve learnt a lot, met inspiring people and furthered my personal and professional development substantially, so it goes without saying that I don’t regret choosing my studies in Göttingen for one moment. :)

At Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, we see Europe as an ongoing process of constructing institutions and meaning on different levels. Social, cultural and political processes are closely intertwined. In our teaching and scholarship, we try to uncover these processes using rigorous scientific methods. Our basic assumption is that new approaches can predominantly be found in interdisciplinary exchange.

The Georgia-Augusta has a long tradition in interactive learning that informs the Euroculture programme as well. We only seldom use textbooks, but rely on research-based teaching at the cutting edge of current scholarship, including experimental approaches to teaching (e.g. simulations or research labs). Students are encouraged to actively participate in class and to be open to group-work. Our structure allows students to develop their individual profiles and to specialize according to their interests.

The interdisciplinary programme Euroculture in Göttingen is run jointly by the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology. The Departments of Political Science, Sociology, History, German and English Philology, Theology contribute to the programme. In addition, there is a well-established cooperation with the Center for Methods in Social Sciences and subjects such as Sociology, Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Economics and Intercultural German Studies, among others

Due to its long-standing special cooperation with e.g. the University of Pune, the relations between the India and Europe form a special focus during the second semester. The other regional focus would be on transatlantic relations, which are analyzed in terms of foreign policy, media and culture.