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The CMEPS program is a joint middle east master’s program between the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the American University in Cairo (AUC), both of which are among the best universities in their respective world...
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The Master’s program in “Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society” (CMEPS) is a two-year joint middle east master’s program offered by the University of Tübingen and the American University in Cairo (AUC). Due to...
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CMEPS students benefit from the unique set-up of the program which provides them with many opportunities. The integrated  semester abroad at the partner university is a valuable opportunity for students to improve their language skills...
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A Message from the CMEPS Team

Whether you are just beginning your search for graduate studies or are entering the program as a new student, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for your interest. We are excited about this unique program and those it attracts, for many reasons.

CMEPS aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop an understanding of the contemporary world and an appreciation of the complex processes, institutions and value-allocation systems that characterize human communities. Through the program, students will be able to analyze and compare between political processes and phenomena in Middle Eastern countries. By being part of a group of students with diverse backgrounds, lively discussions are not limited to classroom debates, but extend into an overall atmosphere of critical thinking and engagement with the material. Whether student interests lay in theory, policy, practice or a combination of all, the common notion that politics matter prevails in the classroom.

The program is characterized by broad academic discourse. A unique theme of exchange is evident in the design and implementation of the MA degree program, which aims to challenge perspectives, encourage analytical engagement and foster critical thinking about the world. A joint venture between schools that value American liberal arts education and continental European traditions, the program comprises faculty members and students from various countries around the globe. Due to its multicultural dimension, the program also inspires vibrant debate among students.

It is not merely the constitution of the CMEPS cohort that makes it special. Students have the opportunity to take their academic pursuits across borders to exchange ideas with counterparts overseas, both on the doorstep of change in Cairo and in the heart of academic history in Tübingen.

CMEPS Academic Coordinators
Cairo and Tübingen


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  • Keywords: Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, MENA region, Issues in Cultures and Civil Societies of the Middle East, International Political Economy, Development Politics and International Cooperation, Regime Change and Democratization, Peace and Conflict Resolution

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