EMGS infosession@UGent 2024

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies organises an info session about the European Erasmus Mundus Master in Global Studies (EMGS).

The application round for the Master’s course will start at the beginning of 2024, if you want to get more information about the programme, come and join us. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.


EMGS is a two-year interdisciplinary program offered by five European universities, namely: Ghent University (Belgium), Leipzig University (Germany), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria) and University of Wroclaw (Poland) and nine further partner universities. Students have the chance to study at two European partner institutions. Additionally, there is the opportunity to spend one abroad.


The application cycle for the cohort 2024/25 will start at the beginning of 2024.
Deadline for EM scholarship application: 15 March 2024
Deadline for self-paying application: 31 May 2024

For you?

Are you an outstanding student with a bachelor's degree (to be completed by August 2024) with excellent English skills? Do you dream of studying in an international environment and are excited to study in different places to experience a new academic culture? Then come to join us at EMGS!


The info session takes place on 30 January 2024 at Ghent University, Auditorium G – T2 Technicum,  Campus Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41.

This is a hybrid event, those who wish to join online will receive a Teams invitation via email.

Register now: https://event.ugent.be/registration/EMGSinfosession24

More information about EMGS: https://globalstudies-masters.eu/



Life out of Place: Revisiting Species Invasions - Special Issue Anthropocenes

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is proud to announce the publication of the special issue of Anthropocenes: "Life Out Of Place: Revisiting Species Invasions" edited by Hanne Cottyn, Lionel Devlieger, Livia Cahn and Julie Carlier, with an afterword by Anna L. Tsing. The contributions stem from the workshop "The Crab at the End of the World? On Invasive Species, Salvage Economies, and the Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet" at the Bruges Triennal Contemporary Arts and Architecture Festival "Liquid City" in 2018, co-organized by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, the design-collective Rotor and Anna L. Tsing, at the occasion of the exhibition "What's Eating the Chinese Mitten Crab?" by Rotor.

Challenging the mainstream. Critical, postcolonial and decolonial studies - Specialist course - November-December 2023

The Learning Network on Decolonisation at Ghent University announces this doctoral school specialist course, co-organised with the Ghent Centre for Global Studies and the Africa Platform, as well as UHasselt and (WeDecolonize)VUB.Read more

Intersectional solidarities/resistances in face of violent migrant regimes - Workshop - 12 & 13 October 2023

This international workshop at Ghent University is co-organized by the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR), the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, as well as the Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeST) and the Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO, KU Leuven).Read more

Global Studies Research Seminar 2023

Frontiers of capital - Extractivism, Commodification and Resistance

Co-organized by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, Transnational Institute and the International Institute of Social History

A specialist course of the Doctoral Schools of Arts, Humanities & Law, and of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Ghent University

In recent times, there has been a surge of mobilisations worldwide, igniting transformative movements that challenge established power structures. From the Mapuche indigenous resistance in Chile, advocating for land rights and cultural preservation, to the anti-uranium mining protests in Niger, highlighting concerns about the environment and community well-being, these local struggles resonate with wider global issues. Across Latin America, protests against mega-projects and extractive industries have gained momentum. The resistance by Xingu indigenous communities in Brazil against the Belo Monte Dam, and the opposition to the Conga mining project in Peru by local communities, reflect deep concerns regarding environmental impact, displacement, and the violation of indigenous rights.

These diverse mobilisations illustrate the intricate landscape of resistance against extractivism, commodification, and social injustices. By examining the convergences and divergences among these movements, our aim is to comprehend the underlying structures and dynamics that shape their struggles. Moreover, we will critically reflect on the potential for solidarity and alliances across borders and at the intersections of class, gender, and race. Through exploring alternative narratives and transformative practices within these mobilisations, we seek to uncover the potential for systemic change and social reconstruction.

This seminar cordially invites you to join us in exploring the frontiers of capital, extractivism, commodification, and resistance beyond mainstream examples. By examining these impactful topics, we will gain profound insights into the complexities of global social change and the potential to forge a more just and sustainable future.

Decolonising the university – Seminar by Prof. dr. Gloria Wekker – March 24, 2022

The seminar is co-organised by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, the Learning Network on Decolonization of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, the Human Rights Research Network, and the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees, of Ghent University. The seminar will take place in AUD B, in Campus UFO-Technicum. Attendance is free, but registration is required: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/OnDecolonizingUniversitySeminarWekkerGloria

Call for applications 2022 – Erasmus Mundus Master Global Studies

The Master's course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide-ranging academic programme.

It is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a Consortium of six European universities:

*Ghent University (Belgium)

*Leipzig University (Germany),

*London School of Economics and Political Science (UK),

*Roskilde University (Denmark),

*University of Vienna (Austria),

*and University of Wroclaw (Poland).

and is maintaining a partnership with nine further leading non-European universities in the field of Global Studies:

* Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia),

* Dalhousie University (Canada),

* Fudan University (China),

* Jawaharlal Nehru University (India),

* Macquarie University (Australia),

* Otago University (New Zealand),

* University of California at Santa Barbara (USA),

* University of Stellenbosch (South Africa),

* University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon).

The application deadline is January 31st, 2022 for all applicants who want to be taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and for admission to the programme, which starts in fall 2022.

Even though students from all countries of the world can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship we would especially encourage students from the following world regions to apply, as there will be provided additional scholarships for nationals from the respective countries:

• African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries

• European Neighbourhood Policy ENI South countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunesia

• Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

• South American countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico

• Western Balkans countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro

Further information on the programme is to be found at: https://globalstudies-masters.eu/

as well as at: https://www.facebook.com/europeanmasterglobalstudies/

the direct link to the application website is: https://globalstudies-masters.eu/admission/application/application-documents/

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Konstanze Klemm for questions related to the application process: em@uni-leipzig.de

Learning Network on Decolonization - Lecture and workshop by Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (LSE) On Decolonizing Teaching and Learning

The Learning Network on Decolonization of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences kindly invites you to the next lecture and workshop in our series on

"How to decolonize the university?"

Prof. dr. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (LSE) – "On Decolonizing Teaching and Learning"

Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa is Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Politics at the Department of Sociology of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Belgian/Rwandan former journalist (of MO*Magazine) and Senior Research Fellow of the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies (JIAS), South Africa. She holds a PhD in Political Science/International Relations from Ghent University (2013). Before joining the LSE, she was Senior Lecturer in European and International (Development) Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa’s research and teaching focus on ways to decolonise (international) solidarity. Building on epistemic Blackness as methodology, she turns to recovering and reconnecting philosophies and practices of dignity and repair and retreat in the postcolony to theorise solidarity anticolonially. Professor Rutazibwa is the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics (with Robbie Shilliam, 2018) and Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning (with Sara de Jong and Rosalba Icaza, Routledge, 2018). She is the author of the forthcoming non-academic monograph The End of the White World. A Decolonial Manifesto (in Dutch, EPO). In 2011 she delivered a TEDx talk titled: Decolonizing Western Minds and in 2019 she had a widely watched conversation on racism (Racism Serves a Purpose – in Dutch, subtitled in English) in the interview collective ZIGO (Zwijgen is Geen Optie – Silence is Not an Option). 

December 15 (19:30-21:00) – Public lecture - Campus Ufo: Technicum Aud E 

December 16 (10:00-12:00) – Workshop - Campus Ufo: Technicum Room 1.13 

Attendance is free, registration is required.

Bridging Decolonial and Materialist Feminisms - Public Lecture - November 17, 2021

Register here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.