Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies
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The Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, its aims and interests.

The Project Room in 50 George Square

Upcoming and recent events supported by CCLAS, with Schools and organisations across the University.

People joining hands

The Centre aims to strengthen research networks between Edinburgh and Latin America within a range of disciplines and subject areas.


Noteworthy staff and student engagement in different sectors within the University.

Children in colourful dresses

The Centre’s vibrant hub of Arts and Humanities activities connects interdisciplinary teaching and research through programme development, knowledge-exchange and postgraduate supervision in the major areas of Latin American cultural and literary studies.

Man sowing seeds in a field

The Centre aims to encourage research networks within the field of Business, Management, Marketing, and Innovation, linking students, academics among local and external organisations.

Bacteria under a microscope

With regards to health and well-being, CCLAS works in collaboration with Global Academies Health and Edinburgh Global to develop research in these areas in disciplines.

Riot police

The Centre’s thematic area relating to Social and Political Science focuses on fostering research in these fields, as well as promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research within the university as well as with academics across the globe.

Scientist on an ice shelf

The Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, its aims and interests.

Cable cars in Medellin, Colombia

The interdisciplinary community leading this research has focused on the process and physical forms that have resulted from transformation, redevelopment and regeneration strategies in cities across Latin America.