National Partners

Within Germany, the GIGA maintains close cooperative relationships with the following universities:

University of Hamburg

  • Joint appointments: Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar, Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner, Prof. Dr. Erich Gundlach
  • PhD training: GIGA Doctoral Programme, PRIMO Initial Training Network, Hamburg International Graduate School (HIGS)
  • Research: for example, Regional Powers Network (RPN)
  • Teaching: Courses at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo) and the Faculty of Humanities, for the master’s programme in Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), and the master’s programme in Latin American Studies (LASt )

University of Lüneburg

  • Joint junior professorship (2012 - 2015)
  • Teaching: Courses at the Institute of Political Science and the Center for the Study of Democracy as well as for the master’s programme in Public Economics, Law and Politics

University of Goettingen

  • Joint appointments: Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz
  • Research: Collaborative Research Centre 990 (EFForTS)
  • Teaching: Courses in the areas of politics and economics

Helmut Schmidt University

In June 2013, the GIGA and Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBwH) signed a cooperation agreement. Since then, both institutions work together closely in the field of social science research and teaching. In late 2014 GIGA and HSU/UniBwH established a joint professorship.

Independent research institutes and organisations

The GIGA is also connected to organisations and independent research institutes in Germany. For instance, it maintains a joint project entitled Contested World Orders with the Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Studies (HFSK and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). Within the Leibniz Association, GIGA scholars are engaged in the following research networks: Infections'21, Crises in a Globalised World and Science 2.0.

On the topic “Regional Powers and Emerging Economies”, the GIGA agreed to stronger collaboration with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in June 2013. Both institutions have for some time been jointly investigating the challenges of “global governance” in a period when emerging economies are gaining importance in international relations.