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The GIGA is an independent research institute that cooperates with universities in teaching. GIGA scholars teach in the disciplines of political science, economics, history, Latin American studies and peace and conflict studies.
The GIGA primarily operates in conjunction with the University of Hamburg, Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the University of Göttingen. In June 2013, the GIGA also signed a cooperation agreement with Helmut Schmidt University – University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBwH). This will see both institutions work more closely together in the field of social science research and teaching.
More information on the collaboration between the GIGA and universities can be found under Cooperations.