Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU) is a university in the middle of Germany. JLU has an exchange with several universities and foundations in East Europe due to the "East European history" course ("Osteuropäische Geschichte“ in German).
JLU's Professor Dr. Thomas Bohn is one of the leading professors for Belarusian history in Germany. He defended a candidate thesis on the following topic Russian Historical Science from 1880 till 1905 at the University of Hamburg in 1996. In 2004 he presented a Ph.D. dissertation which title read Minsk, an Exemplary City of Socialism (Minsk - Musterstadt des Sozialismus, Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2004; Moscow: Rosspen, 2013) at the University of Jena.