Network & Cooperation

Associated institutions

CELA - Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos

One of CELA's central tasks is to network Latin American research in Kassel both nationally and internationally. The international research network CALAS (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences), which is funded by the BMBF as a long-term project, is of particular importance.

International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)

The ICDD is an interdisciplinary and international scientific network of excellence with its head office at the University of Kassel (Germany) and partner universities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It collaborates closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and various NGOs.


The Center for Environmental Systems Research is a focal point of interdisciplinary, system-oriented sustainability research at the University of Kassel. Founded in 1994 as the Scientific Center for Environmental Systems Research, it was given its English title as a result of its increasingly international orientation. It has been part of the Kassel Institute for Sustainability since 2022.

SDG+ Lab

The SDG+ Lab brings together science, business and society and develops impulses and concrete solutions for a sustainable region of Kassel and North Hesse along the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.

Green Office

The university wants to be a thought leader and model for social change. In order to be able to assume this role model function, it is particularly important for it to gradually develop itself in its fields of activity in line with the goals it has set itself.