Press Centre

Welcome to the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies' Press Centre. This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest news and press releases, as well as contact details for our experts. If you would like to receive notifications about new reports and our latest press releases, please e-mail us your name, media organisation, contact details, and e-mail address: If you have a special area of interest please specify this.

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Call for Proposals |
Young African Scholar Award

The GIGA journal Africa Spectrum and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, are inviting submissions for the third Young African Scholar Award.

Kurz notiert |
Marburg University Awards GIGA Researcher Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach Title of Professor

The new role for the Latin America expert within the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg strengthens the existing cooperation between the GIGA Institute of Global and Area Studies and the university.

Recent Press Releases

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The Marie Curie ITN proposal "Mediating Islam in the Digital Age" (MIDA) has been awarded

An international consortium of research institutes, universities and non-academic partners in six European countries has been awarded with a research grant from the Department for Research and Innovation of the European Commission in June 2018.

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New Data Bank Promotes Increased Transparency and Progress in Scholarship Area Studies: Scholars Share Research Data Online

Open access to comprehensive research data thanks to new data bank at the GIGA

Recent Online Dossiers


The BRICS states are facing significant challenges. This site brings together current research results, analyses, and our experts’ contact information.

Online Dossier

Brazil was once seen as an aspiring “shaping power” capable of fulfilling its potential. But the upheavals of recent months have thrown the country into a serious crisis. Our dossier provides analyses and expert contacts.

Recent Media Contributions

Deutsche Welle | Arabische Welt: Religiöse gegen Säkulare
Article quoting André Bank
HR Info | Afrika-Experte zum Vorstoß des Entwicklungsministers zur Liberalisierung des Handels mit Afrika
Interview with Jann Lay © hr-iNFO (
Augsburger Allgemeine | Lateinamerika: Adios Sozialismus: Ein Kontinent im Umbruch
Article quoting Sabine Kurtenbach
SR 2 | "Kein grundlegender Schwenk für Kolumbien"
Interview with Sabine Kurtenbach


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