Caucasus Studies combines cultural studies, anthropology, history, political science, linguistics, and related disciplines. It is one of the small disciplines with great research strength and international impact. We offer language courses in Georgian and Russian from beginners to advanced levels as well as the opportunity to learn Armenian and Azerbaijani at one of our partner universities in Germany or the Caucasus.
Our teaching is characterized by small-scale classrooms, innovative teaching methods and contact with diverse cultures. You learn a variety of methodological skills and can gain hands-on experience during courses, student expeditions to the Caucasus, and workshops. In addition, regular guest lectures, colloquia and film series provide opportunities for students to interact with affiliated faculty and students across the campus.
In addition to their traditional academic training, Caucasus Studies students are supported with numerous study abroad opportunities. Students can travel to Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan or the northern Caucasus, where they have the chance to develop their linguistic and cultural skills, as well as to form personal connections in the Caucasus region.
Learn more about admission requirements