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.


2015 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships in German and European Studies

The Center for German & European Studies is pleased to announce a new competition for Hella Mears Fellowships.  The fellowships are intended as augmentation packages for incoming Ph.D. students and as summer 2015 research fellowships for advanced graduate students.  For detailed information about the fellowships, eligibility and the application process, please refer to the Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship web page.

Application deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015.


WorkART Fellowships

2015 Summer Internships @ German Art Organizations

The Center for German & European Studies invites applications for WorkART Fellowships and 2015 summer internship opportunities at German regional Kunstvereine, art organizations.  CGES is support for up to $350 towards travel to the internship.  The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Macalaster College, and the University of Minnesota.  For more information, program details, application procedures, see the WorkART web page.

Application deadline is Tuesday, February 3, 2015.






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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