European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)


Europa- und Ukrainefahne im Ehrenhof mit Blick auf das Viadrina Hauptgebäude

Viadrina opens KIU

On 11 July, the Competence Network Interdisciplinary Ukrainian Studies Frankfurt (Oder) - Berlin (KIU) will be officially opened at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). The event will take place from 4 pm in the Logensaal at Logenstraße 11. The programme is now available, registrations are possible digitally.

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Viadrina Präsident Prof. Dr. Eduard Mühle

"Ukraine must not be left out of the public eye"

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, thereby extending the war of aggression against Ukraine that had been ongoing since 2014. The European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) has seen itself as a place of unrestricted solidarity and in-depth cooperation with Ukraine, and not just since this turning point, as President Eduard Mühle points out.

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Viadrina Hauptgebäude und Campusplatz von oben

Funding for joint teaching and research

The Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv and the Viadrina have successfully raised funds to strengthen teaching and research on Ukraine. The “Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme” of the Ukrainian Institute, a counterpart of the German Goethe Institute, is making a total of 10,000 euros available for the cooperation between the two universities in 2024.

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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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Shaping the future via European University

Courses in law, economics, cultural and social sciences

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Being international is our trademark. People from more than 100 countries meet on Viadrina campus. Foreign languages and study programs abroad at one of our 250 partner universities are a matter of course. Our study conditions are excellent: small seminars, close contact with your lecturers and counselling on your courses, internships and career service.

European and international perspectives play an important role in the study programs of our three faculties – the faculty of law, the faculty of economics and the faculty of social and cultural sciences. At Viadrina, counselling is given individually, students generally graduate within the standard study period of the course and, with our support, entry into a successful career awaits you.

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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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Do want to start a career? Or are you thinking about a postgraduate program? There are many options. You might want to participate in our Doctorate programs, build up your academic network within our Mentoring program, or you simply want to keep in touch with Viadrina. We offer advice, support and information for your future career.

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Faculties and schools

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Faculty of Law

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Viadrina Via-Kampagne Kuwi-Motiv

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

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Viadrina Via-Kampagne Wiwi-Motiv

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

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Viadrina Via-Kampagne ENS-Motiv

European New School of Digital Studies

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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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Grafic of the project Social Science Lab

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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Blick von Frankfurt (Oder) auf das Collegium Polonicum

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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