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3 & 10 Dec. 2020, Postdoc in Germany event Chile

On December 3rd & 10th, Heidelberg University, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Technical University of Munich, University of Münster, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and the DAAD Information Center in Santiago de Chile are co-organizing a digital workshop titled “Postdoc in Germany”. Directed at young researchers from Chile, the event will feature funding and post-doctoral program presentations from each university, as well as the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the DAAD, and EURAXESS. Agenda and Registration

HCIAS in the Media

Language as a mirror of society
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation illustrates the research profile of Humboldt professor Francisco Moreno-Fernández in a film


Francisco Moreno-Fernández on the influence of the Spanish language in the construction of identities within the ongoing debate about racism and the use of language for ideological-political purposes.

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Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies · HCIAS

Founded in August 2019, the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies · HCIAS is a central research institution and located at the intersection of two main research fields at Heidelberg University in the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences: "Cultural Dynamics in Globalized Worlds" (Field of Focus 3) and "Self-Regulation and Regulation: Individuals and Societies" (Field of Focus 4).


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The HCIAS takes full advantage of Heidelberg University’s research and teaching prowess to address new and ongoing interdisciplinary issues concerning Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula as well as regions with which they are historically or socioeconomically linked, such as the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, North America, and Asia. Its overarching goal is the sustainable establishment of research, teaching and knowledge transfer on, with and in Ibero-America and its areas of influence around the guiding theme of "Spaces and Dynamics".

By approaching the macro-region of Ibero-America with consideration being given to all dimensions of academic activity, the HCIAS expands upon Heidelberg University’s existing focuses on South and East Asia, as well as on North America, and contributes to the building of the University's profile in the field of Area Studies.

Region-specific University Structures 2001-2019. In 2001, Heidelberg University established the Heidelberg Center Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile. The HCLA has been a DAAD Excellence Center in Research and Teaching since 2009 and offers graduate programs and other degree programs in collaboration with the Pontificial Catholic University of Chile and the University of Chile. To further encourage scholarly dialogue with Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, the Center for Iberoamerica (IAZ) in Heidelberg was founded in 2011. As an institution of the Faculty of Modern Languages, a significant portion of the IAZ’s research activities was dedicated to the establishment of an international network for junior researchers focusing on topics related to Ibero-American languages and cultures. In 2019, the IAZ merged with the interdisciplinary HCIAS. At the HCLA a new line of research in Advanced Studies is being planned in conjunction with the HCIAS research program.




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