European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)



European University opens Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies

How does our academic understanding benefit from considering Poland and Ukraine as entangled entities? The Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies (VCPU) was inaugurated during a festive ceremony in the presence of prominent guests. A panel discussion on the question of what we can learn from Ukraine and Poland provided the audience with many thought-provoking impulses.

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Professor Alla Kozhyna researches digital inclusion in Europe at the European New School

Professor Alla Kozhyna is currently staying at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) in the frame of the ENS Fellowship Program “Datafication in European Societies” until the end of June 2023. The Professor of Administration from Kyiv is working on a comparative study of digitalization in various European countries. She is also looking at how digital inclusion can help Ukrainian society, which has been severely affected by the current war, and is developing professional training for Ukrainian state employees.

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Prof. Dr Krzysztof Ruchniewicz awarded the 22. Viadrina Prize

He is an outstanding expert on German-Polish relations, historian and publicist: Prof. Dr Krzysztof Ruchniewicz, Director of the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Wrocław. For his outstanding services to German-Polish understanding and the European idea, he was awarded the Viadrina Prize on 1 June 2023.

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Tuesday 18.00

Inaugural Lecture and Launch of the International Expert Consortium RECSAI

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Wednesday 16.15

Lecture: „Borders and Bordering since 2015: Refugees [...] and Transnational Mobility from Turkey to Germany“

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Thursday 11.15

Research colloquium: “Dynasty Divided – A Family History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism“

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Thursday 11.15

Kolloquium: „The „miracles” of the collective farm Slušovice and Exbud Kielce. [...]“

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Prospective Students

Are you thinking about studying at the German-Polish border? If you have finished your school degree, Viadrina offers numerous study programs and occasions to see our campus. Visit us, meet academics, attend lectures and get a taste of student life in our twin city.

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A very warm welcome in Frankfurt (Oder)! To help you find your way at Viadrina, we have a variety of things on offers for you. Find out about our tuition fees, re-registration deadlines, our courses as well as enrollment and exams.

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Gesprächsrunde im Center for Peace Mediation

How is peace mediation established in the foreign policy context of Germany?

The analysis of this topic is a central research and transfer area at the Viadrina Center for Peace Mediation. Situated primarily in the environment of the third-party funded research project 'Mediation Hub of the European University Viadrina at the Federal Foreign Office', it provides a continuous comparison between methodological approaches, academic reflection and the realities of political processes.

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A social science lab for research-based learning

In the SKILL project, researchers from the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS), the Viadrina Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar are building and applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to recognize, analyze and visualize the structure of argumentation in scholarly articles and political arenas.

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Social practice and language in cross-border peripheries

The joint project "Linking Borderlands" focuses on the dynamics of cross-border peripheries and compares the two European border regions Greater Region Saarland/Lorraine and Brandenburg/Lubuskie. The linguistic project “Communicative Borderlands: social practice and language in the vocational training context" at the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION and at Saarland University analyses how trainees act communicatively and how the political framework and ideas are realized in cross-border vocational training at work and in vocational schools.

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Transformation in Poland and East Germany

The project “Transformation in Poland and East Germany. Barriers to modernisation in science and the economy” fills existing gaps in research on the origins and still lasting consequences of efforts at modernisation in East Germany and the barriers that they faced. It includes comparisons with West Germany and with other countries of East Central Europe. For the first time, modernisation processes in business and science, as well as their outcomes and consequences, will be comprehensively analysed using historical, sociological, economic and political science methods.

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