The Project

Transitional Societies

The project “Transitional Societies: Higher Education for a Peaceful and Sustainable Future” is a DAAD-funded Subject Related university cooperation. The cooperation partners are Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (JLU, Germany), Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes, Colombia) and North-West University (NWU, South Africa). The innovative North-South-South partnership is funded for the period from 2020 until 2023. The thematic focus of the project is related to the two topics “Dealing with the past” and “Sustainable Development Goals”.

Moreover, institutional cooperation includes the collaborative development of MA modules, cooperation in higher education didactics, qualification of young scientists, the expansion of scientific cooperation, increasing internationalizations and exchange for professors, PhD students and advanced students between the participating universities. Scientific networks between the Justus Liebig University, the Universidad de los Andes and the North-West University are to be consolidated, expanded and institutionalized.

Header photo: Luis Enrique Sierra