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Third Mission

Third Mission activities at the GSSC make research results accessible to the broader public, while creating venues in which public trends, especially from the Global South, may influence ongoing research projects. Since its inauguration, the GSSC cooperates with institutions like museums, schools, educational institutes, cultural facilities, and different forms of public media. The Center has established a special event format called “Focus Global South” to introduce and promote current research of public interest, and also offers a forum for cultural and political expression to actors from the Global South. The spectrum of events includes lectures, roundtable discussions, film screenings, and other cultural events. Current topics like climate change, fair trade, migration, slavery, and country-specific developments are discussed and presented in public forums, preferably at locations outside the university.