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 the 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.
|"21st-Century Workforce Development Models: A MN-Germany Dialogue"--seminar series. April 2, April 25, and May 15|
|Hosted by University of Minnesota's DAAD Center for German & European Studies in cooperation with the University of Minnesota's College Readiness Program and Germany's Foreign Office. Additional cooperating partners include the U of M's Carlson School of Management, Humphrey School for Public Affairs, College of Education and Human Development, and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities|
|FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2013||program dates/
July 8 - July 20, 2013
advanced graduate students from North America and Europe
April 22, 2013 APPLY NOW!
MN Goes to Berlin fellowship internships at Berlin elementary and secondary schools
May 25-June 16, 2013
U of M undergrads, grad students; Macalester; MCAD
|Feb. 11, 2013
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota
November 12-13, 2012
discuss the latest reforms, understand health policy after the big election, and learn about best practice models from Germany and MN
American & German Healthcare brings together American and German healthpolicy experts for an in-depth exchange of experiences and best practices. In spring or early summer, a delegation of US policymakers and experts travels to Berlin for the Berlin Seminar on Health Policy; in late fall, experts meet in Minneapolis on the campus of the University of Minnesota for a three-day conference. Germany's Federal Ministry of Health is a founding co-operating partner. Stakeholders from all areas in the health policy field participate. It is the only such forum in the United States. (more)
Health Care: Models For Change– The German Model of Insurance
Franz Knieps from the German Federal Ministry of Health, explains the benefits of the German model of health care. And hear what Europeans have to say about our health care system. (tpt MN Channel coproduction)