GLOCAL has attracted Masters students from all over the world. To date, the Consortium has received students from 42 nationalities, and with the expansion of GLOCAL to more partners in Japan, Sweden and Colombia we hope that GLOCAL will reach many more.

Why GLOCAL? Watch the videos below to hear directly from, firstly, students from our recent cohort of students, and then from the first cohort at their graduation ceremony in Glasgow in December 2019. Click the dropdown links to hear more from the students themselves.

I chose GLOCAL because I was fascinated by the range of subjects offered by the programme. It seemed to suit me perfectly (I am a member of a startup that promotes small and medium sized brands in Russia). I was searching not for a classical economics education, but for a programme that would help me understand what is happening with globalized economy today, how to generate entrepreneurial dynamics in the territory, how to help raise creative cities and so on. GLOCAL has it all and more!

Ekaterina Stepanova, 2017-2019 Cohort, Russian Federation


To me, the GLOCAL program was attractive in multiple respects. Aside from being able to study at some of the world’s most premier universities and be surrounded by a diverse, accomplished group of scholars, the program content is very applicable to a wide variety of professional fields. Similar to most, I’m not exactly sure what I’ll do in the future, but understanding the macroeconomic happenings of the world’s economy along with how individual innovators adapt to and shape their economic surroundings is invaluable. With this skillset, everything from multinational work to entrepreneurship was within reach. Not to mention, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Hans Braunfisch, 2017-2019 Cohort, USA


GLOCAL really prepared me in terms of both knowledge and practical skills for going into a PhD afterwards – studying at different institutions gave me a much better sense of how my subject works in academia. There are so many different types of organisations that get involved with different aspects of the programme, from the summer school and field trips to visiting lecturers, so it has also given me a lot of useful connections worldwide.

Riyoko Shibe, 2018-2020 Cohort, Scotland


I originally applied to the Göttingen pathway to dive deeper into economic development issues. The program is highly theoretical, sharpens research and writing skills, and you can choose from a variety of topics that interest you to study in more detail. But I would say that I learned the most from the interpersonal and intercultural skills from working and exchanging ideas with 36 classmates from 22 nationalities!

Merle Poppke, 2019-2021 Cohort, Germany