The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) is part of an international network of Merian Centers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, in order to strengthen scientific cooperation between Germany and one or more countries in the different regions.
Alongside CALAS, the following Merian Center have been created:
Delhi, India: Metamorphosis of the Political ICAS:MP)
São Paulo, Brazil: Convivilaty - Inequality in Latin America (Mecila)
Accra, Ghana: Sustainable Governance (MIASA)