The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is an interdisciplinary platform that unites scholars from Social Sciences and Humanities at Ghent University around the critical study of globalisation and the interaction of local and global processes. Our research and education focus on migration, borders and mobilities; political ecology of extractivism, commodification and environmental struggles; economic (de- & re-)regulations and urban-rural transformations; global governance and social movements fighting for a more just world. The Centre wishes to create knowledge as a tool for social change and contribute to the public debate on post-development and degrowth. To this end, the GCGS also collaborates with activists, NGO’s, policymakers and artists.

Core research themes:

  • Migration: borders & mobilities
  • Nature, resources & land – political ecology & commodification
  • Margins, property & space – inequality & citizenship
  • Global governance & social movements – rule & resistance

Affiliated research groups

Partner networks at Ghent University