Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies

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Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies

The interdisciplinary Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies is run jointly by Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München and Universität Regensburg. It is funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, an initiative of the State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art (KM). Numerous East European research institutes in Bavaria are involved in the degree program.

The aim of the graduate program is to teach regional competence for Central Eastern, South Eastern and Eastern Europe. Students learn to analyze developments and situations in Eastern Europe and place them in their respective political, social, legal, economic, historic and cultural contexts.

Besides specialist knowledge and linguistic competence, the course furnishes students with the key skills they will later need in order to take up positions of responsibility in politics, culture, business and academics. Special features of the degree program include a project-based course and an annual summer school.

Summer schools

The annual summer school in Eastern Europe is a special feature of this degree program.

Project courses

In the project courses, theoretical knowledge is linked to applied practical skills.


Find out more about the staff and students of the degree program (German website).