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Institute of Political Science and Sociology

Research Groups

At our institute, five research groups have been established that reflect the broad and diverse research and teaching agenda.

Center for Electoral and Public Opinion Research

In the Center for Electoral and Public Opinion Research, faculty and students are working on questions regarding psephology and public opinion.

Research Group on Gender

In keeping with it's motto "Same but different - what role does gender play?" the Research Group on Gender focuses on the persisting gender related inequalities within society.

Working Group on State and Regime Research

The Working Group on State and Regime Research deals with theoretical and empirical reserach regarding the state and (fragile) statehood.

Forum Nachhaltigkeit

The “Forum Nachhaltigkeit” is concerned with inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research. It serves as a platform for reflection on current theoretical and empirical questions of sustainability and offers opportunities for joint work on socio-ecological transformation processes.

India Forum

The India Forum has arisen from the Institute's close contacts and numerous activities with India. Its members and their Indian partners participate in several projects, organize events and issue publications.

Interdisciplinary Reserach Group on Latin America

The Interdisciplinary Reserach Group on Latin America is an association of reseraches at Würzburg University who are teaching and doing reserach on Latin America.