The academic staff and guest scholars of the Simon Dubnow Institute teach at Leipzig University, mainly in the Department of History. Since the Institute's founding, courses have also been taught by its associates in other departments of the University, such as the Institute for Cultural Studies, the French Department and the American Studies Department. Every semester the staff scholars offer several seminars, exercises, at least one lecture course as well as lectures in the »Leipzig Colloquium on Research on Jewish History and Culture.« Each year, the Institute organizes an International Summer School. In addition there are lectures by guest scholars open to the public. The courses are held in German; since 2002, some have also been given in English. The course offerings reflect the distinctive research profile of the Institute. The main focus lies on the history of the Jews in Central, East-Central, and Eastern Europe and their manifold interrelations with the largely Christian environment.