Center for German and European Studies

Organization profile

Devoted to the development of the next generation of scholars and the production of new knowledge relating to Germany and Europe, the Center for German and European Studies supports research, teaching, and community engagement in a broad range of fields and disciplines. The Center is a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Center of Excellence.  The Center funds a unique series of Research Collaboratives that focus on contemporary Germany and Europe from a Trans-Atlantic perspective and involve faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars. Since 2009, a special grant from Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology helps fund a transatlantic forum on health policy and an exchange on renewable energy policy that involves Minnesota and German legislators, government officials and other experts. Special projects foster international internship experiences for undergraduate students majoring in art, humanities, and social science disciplines.