The "Critical Global Studies" interdepartmental graduate program which is to be launched in Spring of 2019 applies the critical global studies paradigm to the humanities and social Sciences. This program aims to provide an education that meets the demands of the rapidly changing global era.
Critical knowledge and practice beyond existing boundaries are required to aptly and creatively respond to the challenges and tasks of the global era such as the capital and technology crossing national borders, migration and migrant workers, international territorial disputes and genocide, the environment, and the rights of social minorities. The crisis of the humanities and social sciences so often talked about is in fact the crisis of the academics in the humanities and social sciences. The Critical Global Studies Program tries to open up a critical arena of education where a future generation of academics of the humanities and social sciences with free and innovative minds are fostered.
Based on a transdisciplinary curriculum that surpasses the boundaries of existing academic disciplines, the Critical Global Studies Program will focus on training outstanding individuals equipped with the critical perspective and the skills necessary in the global era. Toward this end, students will be offered short-term intensive lecture series led by world renowned scholars, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities: an international summer school for junior researchers and graduate students, a double Ph.D. degree and student exchange program with prestigious universities including the University of Leipzig, internships in international organizations, and other substantive learning opportunities.