Startseite // Forschung // FHSE // DGEO // UniGR-Center for Border Studies

UniGR-Center for Border Studies










The UniGR-Center for Border Studies (UniGR-CBS) is a thematic cross-border network of border scholars from the six member universities of the University of the Greater Region – UniGR.
















The network, launched in December 2014 on the initiative of the researchers, considers itself as a multidisciplinary platform for border scholars within the Greater Region. Combining the projects of the participating universities, the network supports border research, and ensures greater international visibility.

Working areas

  • Developing border research
  • Integrating border issues in teaching
  • Networking with regional stakeholders
  • Strengthening interregional and international
    research cooperation

Thematic focuses

  • Employment – Education – Economy
  • Governance – Power– Cooperation
  • Regional Development – Sustainability
  • Language – Culture – Identity
  • Theories – Concepts – Terms







Network partners

  • University of Luxembourg
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • University of Liège
  • University of Lorraine
  • Saarland University
  • Trier University
  • University of the Greater Region (UniGR a.s.b.l.)

Coordination unit of the UniGR-CBS hosted by the University of Luxembourg: Christian Wille
Team members: Denise Rodrigues Marafona, Ulla Connor, Nicole Holzapfel-Mantin