Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


A Second Phase of Funding for the Centre: Junior Professorship Will Boost Basic Research on Migration


The new year marks the start of the second six-year phase of funding for the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (GCR21) from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in February 2018. One of the central research institutes of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Centre has established a research programme for this period which includes migration as one of four policy fields to be studied. A new Junior Professorship for Transnational Cooperation and Migration Research (with tenure track) at the Institute of Sociology will create new opportunities for linkage between the Centre’s research in this and other policy fields and related research activities elsewhere in the University.

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Convergence Beyond Great Fanfare: Cursory Thoughts at the Turn of the Year


A reconfiguration of world society was going on this year, and it happened beyond the great fanfare of nationalist sentiments, several summits of questionable significance, a landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a year of shocking moments on the Korean peninsula, and despite the apparent pain of regional configurations, be they in East, West or South. Slowly but surely, one actor has finally come to dominate the picture: China.

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Globalization as a Humanitarian Challenge 5: »Statelessness is a profound Violation of Human Rights«


Being stateless implicates the lack of access to most basic rights, protection, and resources which usually come with nationality. In her Interview with the Centre, Dr Petra Gümplová discusses the situation of stateless people - of whom the Rohingya in Myanmar are one prominent example - and considers possible solutions to solve this human rights issue.

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Globalization as a Humanitarian Challenge 4: »Climate change is a future mechanism for migration and displacement«


21,5 million people are forcibly displaced by climate and environmental events every year, estimates the UNHCR [1]. The Centre’s Fellow, Dr Stephen Adaawen, answers the most pressing questions in an interview with the Centre on the nexus between climate change and migration.

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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.