Erasmus Mundus Master's programme:
Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)


The European Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA) will support the proposed new Master's programme "Global Markets, Local Creativities" with 3,000,000 Euro in stipends and mobility grants, as part of the Erasmus Mundus Programme. The University of Göttingen is part of a consortium of four European universities including Barcelona, Rotterdam and Glasgow as lead partner, which will administer the new programme starting in the fall of 2017/18.

Organized in Göttingen by the Institute for Economic and Social History, this two-year Master leverages the complementary expertise, resources and networks of four subject areas (Economic and Social History, Business, History, Economics) within four major European universities to provide a profoundly interdisciplinary programme and international learning experience. The programme equips students with the analytical tools and critical skills necessary to make sense of the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global and local capitalism. "At the core [of this programme]," states the EACEA review panel "stands the education and training of the next generation of leaders that can understand the nature of global change and its impact on localities and regions." In Göttingen, GLOCAL is part of the M.A. progamme "History of Global Markets".

GLOCAL Summer School: “Mittelstand goes Global: Local Roots and Internationalization Pathways of SMEs”, August 25 - 31, 2018


The first summer school of Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL) took place at the University of Göttingen from August 25-31, 2018. As you can see from the program, the summer school focussed on the internationalization efforts of family firms and other small and medium enterprises. As “hidden champions” these companies are frequently as crucial to global economic processes as the large corporate multinationals, which usually serve as the face of globalization. We were interested in the ways in which locally rooted firms connect different regions with global markets. To get a good impression of the week from a student's perspective, take a look at the great blog post by Riyoko Shibe!

Some impressions:

GLOCAL Summer School 2018 - 01
Photograph by Gesche Quent

GLOCAL Summer School 2018 - 02
Photograph by Gerrit Mumme

GLOCAL Summer School 2018 - 03
Photograph by Gerrit Mumme

GLOCAL Summer School 2018 - 05
Photograph by Gerrit Mumme


2017: Programme begins in Glasgow

The induction for the first cohort of the GLOCAL programme was held at the University of Glasgow on Sept. 14, 2017. The first group of 32 GLOCAL students hails from 25 different countries world-wide, including students from Peru, Colombia, Zambia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Serbia, Bulgaria, Italy, Ireland, and the United States of America. They will follow an interdisciplinary study program combining business, economics, the social sciences and history which bring them to Göttingen next fall after stops in Glasgow and Barcelona.

GLOCAL - Induction for the first cohort