The GSSC at Cologne aims to investigate and highlight the manifold causes and consequences of the transformative processes in rapid socioeconomic, cultural, and political change in the Global South whose impacts are felt throughout the world. The center seeks to overcome multiple divides by focusing on processes of mobility and exchange that result in translocal connectivities. Researches at the GSSC question perceived geographies and further the understanding of how global transitions, networks, inequalities, and aspirations are made. A key focus of the GSSC consists in close cooperation with partners from countries across the Global South to promote research that is not only interdisciplinary but also involves multiple stakeholders.