Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

The Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies is a research initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

The ACGS is part of the Research Priority Area Cultural Transformations and Globalisation.

Research priority areas represent the very best the UvA has to offer in terms of research. They are also areas in which the UvA is a leader worldwide. A quarter of all research conducted at the UvA is organised within these priority areas.

The ACGS is organized into four interlocking research clusters: mobility, sustainability, aesthetics and connectivity. Although each research cluster pursues a specific set of thematic, theoretical, and topical concerns related to globalization, the overall research program is specifically designed to stimulate exchange and collaboration between the research clusters in the form of joint projects, conferences, publications, and grant applications.