30.11. 2017


21.12. 2017

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Melanie Mienert



Leibniz ScienceCampus „Eastern Europe – Global Area“(EEGA) deals with the repositioning of Eastern Europe in historical and current processes of globalisation. Eastern Europe´s geopolitical order and the transregional self-placement of Eastern Europe and the bordering areas of Central Asia are currently challenged in a specific manner by the project of a New Silk Road (“One belt, one road”). This investment programme proposed by the Chinese government addresses the expansion of yet insufficient infrastructures and the stimulation of transregional division of work as well as the integration of the economic area.

Leibniz ScienceCampus and Leipzig University advertise 2 positions for PhD candidates (50% TVL-13, 3 years) for the research of the project outlined above, its contemporary historical roots and its current social, political and cultural implications. We expect research proposals with a distinctly geographical and historical focus, and a design that enriches the overall question of the ScienceCampus. The graduation shall take place in human geography or global studies.
Applicants are requested to submit their CV and an exposé (3000 words) outlining the research question, the positioning within the international state of research, the operationalisation of the planned research as well as a time and work schedule to:

Melanie Mienert (

Contacting the EEGA coordinator in advance to the application is recommended. Successful applicants will be admitted to Leipzig University´s Graduate School Global and Area Studies and will participate in its structured qualification programme. Residency in Leipzig during the participation in Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA is mandatory.