The Joint Master’s Programme of the Arqus European University Alliance was established to provide a multidisciplinary understanding of Europe’s role in the world. It provides an assessment of the relationship between Europeanisation and globalization, the impact of global developments on Europe, and the changing role of the continent in the new world order. The jointly developed programme brings together the University of Granada, University of Graz, Leipzig University and Vilnius University.
The Arqus Joint Master’s Programme aims to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of Europe’s role in the world by drawing on a range of approaches in the humanities and social sciences. The programme considers European people, governments, and companies as well civil society as global actors. Through research-based analysis, students will be able to make independent contributions to analysing and shaping future-oriented projects and the related scientific and political debates. The Arqus Alliance, as one of the first-generation European university alliances, is the appropriate home for such a programme since its member universities come from the Eastern, Southern, Western, and Northern as well as Central European regions and have foci in their research-based teaching that complement each other perfectly.
For this joint programme, the Arqus European University Alliance brings together long-standing comprehensive research universities that share extensive experience in joint projects and a common profile as internationalized institutions. They all have developed over the past years one or another form of European Studies, and they now bring this extensive experience into the new framework of a joint degree programme. The study programme is a jointly offered programme between the four participating universities of Granada, Graz, Leipzig, and Vilnius.