German Institute of Global and Area Studies
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg emerged from the German Overseas Institute (founded in 1964) after a restructuring process in 2006. The institute is the largest German and one of the largest European research institutes of Area Studies and Comparative Area Studies. Its research is focussed on political, economic, and social developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America as well as North Africa, Near and Middle East. The Area Studies are furthermore concerned with developments in North-South and South-South relations.