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Transitional Societies: Higher Education for a Peaceful and Sustainable Future.

Both South Africa and Colombia are facing challenging transition processes following the end of the apartheid regime in the former and the signing of the peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas in the latter. On the one hand, they have to deal with reconciliation with past crimes; on the other hand, social reconciliation processes and the creation of socially inclusive and sustainable development are major and complex tasks.

The major political issues of the future, such as peace, social justice and ecological sustainability, play a central role in the international development policy agenda set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Partnership-based curriculum development, academic exchange and wide-ranging discussions with the public are planned within the framework of the project.


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Project period: 2020-2023

Participating entities:

German-Colombian Peace Institute (CAPAZ); Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (JLU); Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (UniAndes); North Western-University in Potchefstroom/Mafikeng (NWU)