Käte Hamburger Kolleg

Cooperation and International News

In addition to cooperating closely in research, events and publications with the participating institutes DIE, INEF and KWI, the Centre has also worked with a series of other cooperation partners on various projects. Together with DIE and INEF, for example, joint workshops on Democratisation and Peacebuilding in Mali were held with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. Further cooperation partners at a regional and national level included the Volkshochschule Duisburg, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), the Max Planck Institute in Halle and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), which is facilitating an additional short-term fellowship at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research. Some of the Centre’s researchers are involved in the “PROBRAL” project, which the University of Duisburg-Essen is conducting with Prof. Andreas Niederberger as its coordinator in collaboration with the Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil. In the project, German and Brazilian researchers from the fields of law, philosophy and political science are studying the role of recourse to human rights in fundamental political conflicts based on the conflict surrounding the “Belo Monte” reservoir project in Brazil. Also among the Centre’s international cooperation partners are the Building Global Democracy Programme, the BRICS Policy Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Researchers from the Centre presented their work at various international meetings, including the conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) in New Orleans in February 2015 and of the European International Studies Association (EISA) in Sicily in September 2015, and a conference on New Regional Formations at the Centre for Migration Studies in Accra in November 2015. 

In 2014, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research was included for the first time in the Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) of the University of Pennsylvania; only two years after it was founded and as one of just four German institutions, it was ranked 33 out of 80 organisations included in the ranking worldwide in the category “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks”.