Merian Centres Network
The Merian Centers – Maria Sibylla Merian Centers for Advanced Studies – are an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the aim of linking German research institutions with host institutions located in different places around the world.
Focused on the development of advanced studies in the humanities and social sciences, the Merian Centers constitute long-term cooperation relations between the participating institutions. Its interdisciplinary and intercultural constitution forms the basis for a work oriented to reflection and development of solutions to current social problems.
In addition to Mecila, three other Merian Centers are already established, with headquarters in Guadalajara (Mexico), Accra (Ghana) and New Delhi (India). Each center has its own name, identity and research themes.