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Research initiates

Research priorities at the Faculty of Social Studies

The Faculty focuses strongly on integrating basic and applied research, transferring research findings into practical applications and actively pursuing research to address contemporary social issues.

A key partner in these activities is the European Research Institute for Social Work (ERIS), one of the University’s research centres.

Students at the Faculty also have the opportunity to become directly involved in research projects.

Key research areas

The key priority area of the Faculty’s research is social work between privatization and public responsibility. As part of this priority area, staff and students at the Faculty focus on several core topics:

  • The consequences of modernization for society and social work,
  • Housing for low-income groups – social work interventions and social policy measures,
  • Social aspects of the consequences of illness and disability,
  • The development of the concept of social work in a historical context.
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