The Global Studies Programme (GSP) is a multidisciplinary and international research cooperation. GSP draws on faculty from various disciplines - sociology, political science, ethnology, geography, economics, environmental science - and different locations - Bangkok, Berlin, Bologna, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Delhi, Durban, Freiburg, Santiago de Chile, and others - who bring together their expertise to research central problems of globalization.
Having a dynamic and rapidly expanding research culture, GSP provides a platform that combines social science theories and methods to conduct state-of-the-art research on globalization issues as well as basic social science questions. Therefore, studies employ a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods including survey research, focus groups, interviews, and in particular field work.
Special attention is given to the integration of master students and PhD candidates into existing research projects and the publication of student and doctorate papers. Interdisciplinary research recently conducted within the cooperation include Global Elites, Emerging Powers, Deviance, and Environmentalism.