Studierendenrat - universität Erfurt


The High Representative Student Council of the University of Erfurt (StuRa) is generously supporting the 2017 Bridging Gaps Conference.

The High Representative Student Council of the Erfurt University (StuRa) is the body where the students have a unique chance to be heard by University staff and to develop activities or projects concerning all students. Further, university policies are discussed and social as well as cultural interests of the students supported. StuRa helps students to promote and disseminate academic initiatives. Moreover, StuRa promotes political education and maintains regional and international networks with students, student groups and initiatives as well as other student councils.



The Leibniz funded Research Network ‘External Democracy Promotion’ (EDP) is generously supporting the 2017 Bridging Gaps Conference. 

It brings together political science scholars from Germany working at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. Our joint interest is in the range of cross-border activities by states, non-state actors and international organizations aimed at establishing, improving or defending democracy in third countries. It is our goal to deepen and focus research on democracy promotion as well as strengthen policy advice, and we regularly come together to discuss our research as well as current political developments, collaborate on publication projects, and present our work to academic audiences as well as the politically interested public.


The fellows & friends program is is generously supporting the 2017 Bridging Gaps Conference.

It is an overarching initiative for alumni of the Hertie Foundation and their projects. These include: START Foundation, Hertie School of Governance, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Youth Debates, Youth Debates International, Sponsored Neuroscientists, Current and Completed Scholarship Programs, such as the Studienkolleg zu Berlin, the Horizonte Program for Teachers and Educators, the kafka program, the Gustav Mahler youth orchestra or the Roman Herzog research program. In the sense of a common roof, the program "fellows & friends" complements the existing commitment of the individual funding areas for their former members.