Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


On Friendly Frameworks and Hostile Hospitalities: Nikita Dhawan's Critical Assessment of the European Enlightenments Hidden Agenda


The Centre's 19th Käte Hamburger Lecture was held by Prof. Nikita Dhawan at ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) in Stuttgart. The event served as an expression as well as a promotion of a joint interest of the participating institutions in advancing a critical understanding of foreign cultural relations in and between contemporary societies.

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Instead of Misdirected Class Struggle: A New Social Contract


Claus Leggewie, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, was interviewed in the Tagesthemen, a leading German news bulletin, concerning the current political situation and advises to solutions for existing societal conflicts.

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Humanity on the Move: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Cities


A new report by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU) in the forefront of the upcoming UN Habitat III conference adresses the impact of global urbanization and the need for a new global urban agenda. 'Urban growth is so immense that it must urgently be channelled in new directions', emphasizes Dirk Messner, WBGU Co-Chair and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research.

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Recognizing the Plurality behind Labels - Workshop on 'Mobile Muslim Professionals' Identifies Multifaceted Trend


Women from Tadjikistan and Kirgisistan travel to the Middle East and return from that 'core' of Islamic scholarship with an enhanced status of community appreciation and moral leadership. Young women from the Turkish countryside after an educational career provided by the Gülen-Movement go as teachers to African countries which is an adventure for them and an obligation at the same time. 'Emotional Geographies' are configured in the process of growing mobility that makes Muslim professional careers often a journey in the literal sense. Jointly organized by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the GCR21 Centre and further partners a two days workshop in Berlin gave way for an exchange among experts of the field.

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Mission Statement

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of transboundary cooperation. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy. We aim to become a crucial hub for this emerging branch of research. We aim to understand the role of transboundary cooperation as an essential part of public policy addressing global challenges.

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Centre is the tenth and the last Käte Hamburger Kolleg supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.