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Below you can find a selection of projects, networks and institutes which GSG was actively involved in during their initial stages and which are now functioning independently within their own faculties. They maintain less intensive links with GSG now, occasionally collaborating with GSG on the organization of events and other activities. This network of people and projects all focused on an aspect of globalization is a great added value for the university as a whole.

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The Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN (SEA
ASEAN) linked with the Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.
For the past several years SEA-ASEAN centre director, Ronald Holzhacker, has been working closely with GSG and the Centre for East Asian Studies on different subjects. He established the Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia (SEA-ASEAN) in 2014. The aim of the SEAASEAN centre is to further develop interdisciplinary research on contemporary Southeast Asia and ASEAN.

SEA ASEAN now operates within the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.

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International Network Observatory for Global Strategy and Big Data (INO)
GSG and prof. Andrej Zwitter were co-founders of the international consortium of
academic and non-academic partners INO, founded in 2014 and still working on
research topics related to Big Data, Global Strategy, and Ethics. Consortium Partners are the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation (CASI), Liverpool Hope University; TIPE - The Initiative for Professional Ethics, Texas A&M, Qatar; Austrian Institute for International Politics (OIIP); European Centre for Applied Research (ECFAR); FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).

INO now operates under Campus Fryslân. More information on:

Global Health Law Research Groningen (GHLG) Research Centre
Global Health Law Groningen (GHLG) is based in the Law Faculty and works in a multidisciplinary setting, focusing on various health dimensions from the perspective of international and domestic law. With a wide range of highly qualified members and fellows, GHLG works in many different fields regarding
international health law. The team includes around 15 researchers from the Faculty of Law, University Medical Centre Groningen, other Universities in the Netherlands, and participants from civil society.GSG (Joost Herman) was involved in launching GHLG in 2015. At the moment there are no active links between GHLG and GSG. Research topics relate to international health law range from key expertise in tobacco control and access to medicines and medicine regulation, to issues like reproductive health, vulnerability and migration, accountability, and climate change.

GHLG operates under the Faculty of Law and University Medical Centre Groningen.
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Center for Security and Sustainability (CSS)
CSS is an initiative of GSG and dr. Timothy Wittig and builds upon the latter’s extensive experience and research on wildlife trafficking. CSS aims to inform and promote evidencebased action against threats to sustainable societies and the world's natural heritage, such as wild life trafficking.
It involves:
1) Evidence-based education, training, and mentorship initiatives for practitioners; 2) Linking conservation and sustainability initiatives, public sector agencies and private, and non-profit sector partners together;
3) Direct research support to partner institutions and communities.

Through a grant from the Royal Foundation, the Center for Security and Sustainability provided critical and innovative support to a groundbreaking publicprivate-academic partnership, the United for Wildlife Transport and Financial Taskforces. The Taskforces bring together private sector industries to use information and analysis to take action against wildlife trafficking, and currently encompass over 80% of the world's shipping industry, most major airlines, and over global banks, as well as a variety of relevant governmental and nongovernmental partners.

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Below a list of research institutes within the University of Groningen that relates to GSG's research topics, but we are not directly involved with:

Research Institutes Focus
Center for Energy and Environmental Sciences, IVEM Analysis of Natural Resource Systems and modelling of spatial and temporal aspects of Sustainable Development.
Population Research Centre, PRC Reproductive Health and Culture; HIV/AIDS and Gender; Mortality, Health and Health Seeking Behaviour; and Population, Economy and Space.
Network on Humanitarian Assistance, NOHA Humanitarian Action
Department of International Relations and International Organization, IRIO International Security; International Political Economy; European Cooperation and Integration; International Order and Global Governance; Transition Processes and Integration; Conflict Studies and Humanitarian Action; and Political and Economic Aspects of Development.
Centre for International Banking, Insurance and Finance, CIBIF Stress Testing; Corporate Governance and Performance; Effectiveness of Development Aid; Foreign Banks in Transition Economies; Cost of Capital and Environmental Damage; Socially Responsible Investing; and Microfinance.
Groningen Growth and Development Centre, GGDC Comparative Analysis of Economic Performances and differences in Growth Rates.
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