The new program, trAndeS is a structured postgraduate program based at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in Lima. The aim is to explore the link between social inequalities and the possibilities for sustainable development in the Andean region. It is expected that the research results will contribute to sustainable development in the region. Through a transnational sustainability network, trAndeS brings together experts from the region to create a greater exchange of experiences between different actors, universities, and non-university institutions and to strengthen and enrich the debate on sustainable societies. According toProf. Dr. Marianne Braig und Dr. Bettina Schorr from the Institute for Latin American Studies and who jointly head the program at Freie Universität, trAndeS combines sustainability research with the successful internationalization strategy at Freie Universität Berlin and includes an excellent, internationally acclaimed university in Lima, which in turn has an effect on the entire Andean region.
TrAndeS is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) in the "Bilateral SDG Graduate Colleges" program of the DAAD.