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to the webpage of the Institute of Sociology (IfS) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. We are pleased that you are interested in our Institute and hope that you will find the information you are looking for on our webpage.

With 16 professors and more than 50 researchers, the Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest higher education and research institutions in Sociology in the German-speaking world. Currently, about 2,000 students are enrolled in different study programs at the IfS. The Institute forms part of the Faculty for Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The IfS is embedded in a dynamic and innovative research environment at the University of Duisburg-Essen which was created in 2003 through a fusion of two different University campuses. Research-intensive university chairs, the Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ) and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), contribute to the national and international academic recognition of IfS scholars across a broad range of research topics. Together with the Institute of Political Sciences, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Center for Global Cooperation Research, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI), and the Faculty of Education, the IfS forms an interdisciplinary cluster in the Social Sciences that inspires both academic staff and students. The knowledge and expertise of members of the IfS is regularly solicited by practitioners in different societal fields (e.g. political parties, trade unions, municipalities).

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