The Institute for Latin American Studies is a part of an important and active curricular and extra-curricular environment for research and teaching on Latin America. Of particular importance are the many cultural institutions such as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Brasilianische Kulturinstitut or the Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America (FDCL).
There has been especially intensive and long-standing research and collaboration with the Ethnological Museum, with its world renowned collections from Latin America, and the Ibero-American Institute of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (IAI), which houses Europe’s largest library specializing in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Collaboration on Latin America between universities and other institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg region is also made possible by the interdisciplinary Forschungsnetzwerk Lateinamerika Berlin-Brandenburg (ForLaBB), among whose members LAI is also counted.
At the international level, the Institute for Latin American Studies has also enjoyed an enduring cooperation with a variety of institutions and individuals in the areas of research and student exchange. There are numerous close working relationships and partnerships with universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Additionally, there are special exchange programs within the scope of the project-based personnel exchange (PPP) with Mexico [PROALMEX] and Brazil [PROBRAL].