The environment at the department is characterised by global perspectives and internationalisation. The main focus of our research is on global processes and their implications for power, security, justice and development. We provide courses and study programmes in both Swedish and English and our students come from all over the world.

Education in Global Political Studies

Courses and study programmes at the Department of Global Political Studies are interdisciplinary and several are taught in English. We offer several bachelor’s programmes and master's programmes, as well as a wide range of freestanding courses. Search our courses in the course catalogue

The research environment at GPS

Global Political Studies is an interdisciplinary department with research on politics, power relations and the construction of identity in local, national, international and global contexts. We focus on organisations, governance, policy instruments and decision-making processes, and also studies of international migration and migration-related social issues.

Research projects

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Global Politics seminars

Spring 2022

The Global Politics seminars are typically held Wednesdays at 13.15-15.00 in the seminar room on the 9th floor of Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, but due to the Covid-19 situation some seminars will continue to be held online via Zoom this semester (contact Johan Brännmark,, for details).

  • 26 January
    Communist state administrative structures
    Astrid Hedin, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • 2 February
    Text seminar on Davina Cooper’s Feeling like a State
    Michael Strange, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • 2 March
    Text seminar on Hartmut Rosa’s notion of Resonance
    Jon Wittrock, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • 9 March
    Half-term seminar
    Nick Baigent, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 16 March
    The politics of crisis, the pandemic and the governance of AI and health
    Jason Tucker, Associate Senior Lecturer, Malmö University and Michael Strange, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • 23 March
    Half-term seminar
    Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 20 April
    Ethical deliberation in connection with participatory assessments of energy scenarios
    Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir, Associate Professor, Malmö university and Anders Melin, Associate Professor, Malmö university
  • 27 April
    Local Government in Europe: Administrative Cultures and Reform Trajectories from a Comparative Perspective
    Sabine Kuhlmann, Professor, Universität Potsdam
  • 11 May
    In search of Peace beyond the Enlightenment, the Spanish Golden Age and the consequences of the Reconquista
    Ane Kirkegaard, Senior Lecturer, Malmö University 
  • 18 May
    Michel Anderlini, PhD student, Malmö University

Third-cycle education

We offer degrees at third-cycle level in the subjects of Global Politics and International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER). 

Read more about third-cycle education

Contact us

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