University of Wisconsin–Madison

Welcome to the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic

We are one of the largest language departments on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus and offer over 16 languages, 8 majors/certificates, and 3 graduate programs. All of our languages will open new doors for you throughout your life and career. Start discovering who GNS is and everything we have to offer students, faculty, and alumni.

Award Winning Faculty

Thomas DuBois awarded 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

Thomas DuBois, Professor of German, Nordic, and Slavic, was one of 12 recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Thomas is well known for active engagement with his students and creating innovative and interactive teaching methods.

B. Venkat Mani Wins Kellett Award

The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. View GNS News for more information on this prestigious award.

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The N in GNS really know how to celebrate the holidays!

A Scandinavian glöggfest isn’t complete without a little bit of singing!



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