The Global Governance Programme focuses its research on five broad interdisciplinary themes and on the many cross-cutting issues related to globalisation:
- Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development.
Director: Bernard M. Hoekman
- Europe in the World: International Relations, International Security, World Politics
Director: Stephanie Hofmann
- Cultural Pluralism
- Global Citizenship
Director: Rainer Baubock
- Forms and Dynamics of Global Governance
Under each research area a number of projects are carried out.
The GlobalStat project is a stand-alone project directed by Gaby Umbach.