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Our partner universities

The Network was established in cooperation with Kazan’, Łódź, Almaty, Minsk, Kyiv and Cluj-Napoca. These universities have been partners of JLU in Eastern Europe for several years and, because of their specific research profile in the field of contact zones and conflict regions, they are especially suitable for cooperation under the theme of the Network. They belong to the leading universities in their respective countries and, through their regional location in the cultural contact zones, they offer innumerable possibilities for the development of the Network’s theme in research and teaching, as well as for its incorporation of interdisciplinary approaches.



The Kazakh Ablay Khan University of International Relations and World Languages (KazUMOiMYA) in Almaty is a multidisciplinary research and educational centre of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. As the only university of the Republic, it offers a wide variety of disciplines for the education of specialists in international relations and foreign languages. Memorandum of Understanding with JLU Giessen since 2010.

(Contact person: Prof. Dr. Kussaiyn Ryssaldy)

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (KFU) is the second oldest university of the Russian Federation and, since its foundation in 1804, it has been one of the biggest and most important centres for the humanities and social sciences. In accordance with the long tradition of concurrence between Russian and Tatar cultures, the university promotes respect and tolerance between different cultures and ideas. Partnership agreement with JLU Giessen since 1989.

(Contact person: Prof. Dr. Kamil Galiullin, Prof. Dr. Iskander Gilyazov, Prof. Dr. Tatyana Troshkina)

The Babeş-Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg) is the biggest state university in Romasnia. Trilingual since 1995 (Romanian, Hungarian and German), the university positions itself as multicultural and incorporates into its scientific practice the cultural diversity of Transylvania – the collective life of Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Jews, Romani, Armenians and other ethnicities. University partnership in German Studies with JLU Giessen since 2007.

(Contact person: Prof. Dr. Andràs F. Balogh)

The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla-Academy (NaUKMA) is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine and was reopend in 1992. The University offers internationally oriented bachelor and master degree courses. Since 2012 consists one international agreement for exchange between reserchers JLU and NaUKMA.

(Contact person: Prof. Dr. Orysia Demska, Dr. Nadiya Trach)

The University of Łódź (UŁ) is one of the biggest Polish universities. Inheriting the multinational and multicultural legacy of the city, the univeristy regards diversity, openness and tolerance as the foundations of its academic and social mission. Since 1952 it has been offering the oldest course in Poland in Polish as a foreign language. Partnership agreement with JLU Giessen since 1978.

(Contact person: Dr. Elżbieta Tomasi-Kapral, Dr. Agata Włodarska-Frykowska)

The Belarusian State University (BSU) in Minsk is the leading university of the country. Since its foundation in 1921 the BSU has been a significant scientific centre of the Republic, not least because of its research in history, culture and languages of different countries and regions. Cooperation agreement with JLU Giessen since 2011. Video.

(Contact person: Prof. Dr. Victor Shadursky)