Chair´s CLACSO Membership
From november 2015, the Chair of “International and Intersocietal Relations” of Kassel University is a member institution of the Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), an international research network centered around Social Sciences with a focus on Latin America. The membership was ratified by the 25th General Assembly realized on 9th November 2015 in Medellín / Colombia.
Therefore the Chair forms part of one of the world’s most important research networks in the field of Latin American Social Sciences and it will be able to further strengthen its research profile and to intensify academic cooperation especially with partners from Latin America
New cooperation with the University of Havana, Cuba
Under the direction of Dean Prof. Dr. Bernd Overwien and with assistance of Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Burchardt the Faculty of Social Sciences of Kassel University and the University of Havana signed a cooperation agreement, which will facilitate the exchange of students, PhD candidates and professors from both institutions.
The core area of the cooperation rests on different aspects of Sustainable Development and Socio-Ecological questions. Apart from common investigations, the cooperation also aims at the development in the area of the University Curricula. Prof. Dr. Ernel González, coordinator of the cooperation from the University of Havana and holder of the Cátedra UNESCO de Desarrollo Humano Sostenible emphasized the high potential of both institutions in this area. At the beginning of 2013, the cooperation was inaugurated with an international conference in Havana. During the summer semester 2014 Prof. Dr. González will visit the University of Kassel as a guest lecturer.