Global Studies Consortium

Global Studies Consortium is a network of graduate teaching programs on global studies.

We are a group of graduate programs in global studies seeking to collaborate in teaching and research. The consortium is open to any academic program in the world that offers a graduate M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. related to global studies.

At least 40 universities have participated in our meetings. The Consortium’s main contribution to date has been to increase and deepen the informal ties between people working in the field of global studies.

We also aim to:

  • share curricula and ideas about teaching programs
  • exchange teaching materials, including lectures and reading lists
  • facilitate cooperative teaching projects, such as distance learning, on both bilateral and multilateral levels
  • survey student career paths
  • share information about employment and internships for students
  • encourage student and faculty exchange agreements

We first met in Santa Barbara in 2007, where we wrote our mission statement. Since then we have held meetings in Tokyo in 2008, Leipzig in 2009, Santa Barbara again in 2010, Shanghai in 2011, Melbourne in 2012 (;ID=2g89sx6yxd4m;STATUS=A?QRY=study),  Moscow in 2013  (






The next meeting will be held in Roskilde University (Denmark).   


Participating programs

Member programs of the Global Studies Consortium

  • Aarhus University
  • Arizona State University
  • Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies
  • Free University of Berlin
  • Hertie School of Governance
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • European Master
  • University of Leipzig, Centre for Advanced Study (co-ordinating institution)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Economic History Department
  • Roskilde University
  • University of Vienna, Department of History and Department of Economic and Social History
  • University of Wroclaw, Willy Brandt Center
  • Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Hanyang University
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Minnesota
  • Lomosonov Moscow State University, Faculty of Global Studies
  • The New School
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • RMIT University
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey — Newark
  • Shanghai University
  • Sophia University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Australian National University
  • Graz University
  • Shantou University

Other institutions that have participated in Consortium meetings

  • Ambedkar University, Delhi
  • American University of Cairo
  • Doshisha University
  • Duke University
  • Fudan University
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Macquarie University
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • McMaster University
  • Colegio de Mexico
  • Monash University
  • Roskilde University
  • Shanxi University of Finance & Economics
  • Central University of Sikkim
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tama University (Kanagawa, Japan)
  • The University of Washington (Seattle)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison