Thesis Supervision Master and bachelor students from the University of St. Gallen have the possibility to conduct research and write their theses on topics relevant to the Latin American region. Informed by ongoing research and/or co-developed by institutional partnerships, selected topics not only offer the unique possibility to work closer to other researchers and the praxis but also ensure that results of the thesis are of possible social impact. Currently, topics are co-developed with SNSF funded projects, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), and UN-Habitat. Integrating Sustainable Development into Urban Planning Collaboration with UCLG – City of Sao Paulo Smart Cities and Smart Governance in Latin America Collaboration with WISE The Informal Economy in Latin America – Reviewing Policy Interventions Collaboration with ongoing GIMLA research The Impact of Chinese Investments in the Brazilian Amazon Collaboration with international research network Norms of Common but Differentiated Treatment in Trade, Environment and Health Collaboration with ongoing HSG project Other topics can be given consideration, upon request. Interested students can contact GIMLA to receive more information about topics, supervision conditions, and timeline.