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Here you will find recent news and announcements from the Institute of Political Science and Sociology. For older news, please check the archives. News concerning the individual divisions can be found in the respective sections. Please note that you'll find recent announcements for our students here.

Not all the news below can be provided in English. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Philipp Gieg from the Jean Monnet Chair at IPS Würzburg was a guest on the podcast "Deep Dive". The German-speaking episode, which focuses primarily on the international relations between Africa and India, is now available online.

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In our expert webinar on 22 April 2021, the editors and contributors to the new book "EU-India Relations – The Strategic Partnership in the Light of the European Union Global Strategy" offered different perspectives on EU-India relations in 2021 and discussed the state of the strategic partnership. You can now re-watch the webinar on YouTube.


Wer sich für die vielschichtige und komplexe Thematik der sozialwissenschaftlichen Nachhaltigkeitsforschung interessiert, kann ab dem Wintersemester 2021/22 am Institut für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie die entsprechenden wissenschaftlichen Qualifikationen im Masterstudium „Sozialwissenschaftliche Nachhaltigkeitsforschung“ erwerben.

[Translate to Englisch:] Schüler präsentieren das Gütesiegel Demokratie

Am 15.04.2021 wurde dem unter Initiative von Frau Sabine Kehr installierten Schülerparlament an der Mittelschule Nord in Fürstenfeldbruck das „Gütesiegel Demokratie“ von der Bayerischen Landeszentrale für politische Bildungsarbeit verliehen. Diese Auszeichnung ging an Schulen, die ihr Schulleben durch demokratische Praxisaspekte überzeugend bereichert haben.


"Fiscal Citizenship", the new three-year, £1.3m project, funded jointly by the SSHRC, Canada, DFG Germany and the ESRC, UK, commenced on 1 March 2021. The project is led by Professor Lynne Oats (Main Investigator and Principal Investigator UK), University of Exeter together with Dr Kim-Lee Tuxhorn, University of Calgary (Principal Investigator Canada) and Professor Dirk Kieswetter, University of Würzburg (Principal Investigator Germany). Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Lauth is involved with a subproject.