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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 – from 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.

Through 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 and basic social science questions. Therefore, studies employ a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods including survey research, focus groups, interviews and 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.

At the University of Freiburg, current research is being displayed under the following links (in case of interest, please contact the respective researcher directly):

Department of Sociology: Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă

Department of Political Science: Prof. Dr. Carmen Wunderlich

Department of Human Geography: Prof. Dr. Annika Mattissek 

Department of Ethnology: Prof. Dr. Michaela Haug


For interests in research of the GSP partner universities, please visit the respective websites directly.


Further information: 

Research interest 
For further information regarding our research interests, please download our information document (pdf-document).

Transcience Journal
Global Studies Programme is associated with the online journal Transcience Journal where results of GSP research are published frequently.