Who are we?

Center for Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin

Our programs offer a gateway to a global perspective, where you will join in searching for answers to the questions facing decision makers, societies and citizens worldwide.

As well as receiving world-class teaching from our distinguished faculty members, you can expect to be enriched by our network of alumni both during and long after your studies. Learning with the CGP doesn’t end when you graduate: you can choose to stay connected with us to continue your professional development and serve as a valuable contact for future students.

With a team of dedicated scholars, innovative teaching methods and membership to a strong international network, the Center for Global Politics will enable you to contribute to your field with a global perspective.

Seasonal Schools

The Global Politics Seasonal Schools are intensive certificate programs lasting up to two weeks for advanced students with a strong background in the political and social sciences. Jointly organized by FU Berlin and a renowned partner university abroad, each school bring together highly qualified students to exchange and debate current developments in the study of global political and economic phenomena.

By embracing an interactive teaching style, the schools’ curriculum goes above and beyond traditional methods and perspectives. They integrate state-of-the-art teaching, ranging from theory-based seminars taught by renowned international scholars to interactive working groups and simulation games to online discussions. On top of that, practice-oriented modules and a rich supporting program including excursions to sights of cultural and historical importance, provide a great opportunity to learn about career perspectives with multinational companies and to form lasting connections with young scholars and professionals in the field.

Started in 2010, the CGP yearly offers up to five Seasonal Schools in dynamic world cities around the globe: Summer and Fall Schools in Amman, Istanbul, Athens, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Tehran and Shanghai.

Find out more about our different study programs:

›› German Studies Russia
›› Graduate School of Global Politics
›› M.A. East European Studies Online
›› M.A. International Relations Online