Center for German & European Studies

A German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Center of Excellence

Welcome to one of the nation's top centers for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research on Germany and Europe. The Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) promotes knowledge about Germany and Europe among established and emerging scholars, students, K–12 teachers, policymakers, business leaders and other professionals, and the general public.

First established in 1998 as a consortium of the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin and funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the two universities, the Minnesota site became a stand-alone center in 2008. It is one of only six "Centers of Excellence" the DAAD helped create in the United States. The other five centers are at Harvard, Brandeis, Georgetown, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin. Each center has a unique profile.

In politics, diplomacy, economics, and culture, Germany and Europe remain America's key allies. Yet t he signposts guiding American thinking about Germany and Europe have undergone dramatic change in the past several decades. CGES research, training, and educational programs improve knowledge among teachers and students, strengthen innovative research, and yield significant economic and policy advantages.


International Art Practice
November 4, 5 and 6, 2014

November 4, 12:15 Influx Auditorium, Regis Center for Art

Artist Talk

  • Hannes Brunner, professor of schulpture and vice-dean Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

November 5, 12:15 Influx Auditorium, Regis Center for Art

Information Session: 2015 Germany Summer Art - Travel Programs

  • Berlin Artist Residency Program
  • May Term in Berlin
  • WorkArt Internship
  • Funding Opportunities for travel-study to Germany Summer 2015

November 6, 12:15 Influx Auditorium, Regis Center for Art

WorkArt Internships

  • Henny Schluter, KV Kunstkreis Grafelfing
  • Gundrun Thiessen-Schneider, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim
  • Elke Gruhn, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
  • Vicky Kiefer, AdKV





Center for German & European Studies
University of Minnesota
214 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 626-7705

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