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Thank you to Prof. Dr. Matthias Dütsch and Prof. Dr. Marvin Reuter for their inaugural lectures.

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Yuliya Kosyakova for receiving the Raymond Boudon Award from the European Academy for Sociology!

Thank you to Prof. Dr. Isabel Kusche and Prof. Dr. Daniel Drewski for their inaugural lectures.


Welcome to the Website of the Institute for Sociology at the University of Bamberg.

This website provides you with information about current research programs as well as the study programm of sociology in Bamberg.

Information about research foci and projects can be found either here or on the respective webpages of the corresponding institute members.

If you are interested in studying sociology in Bamberg (B.A. / M.A.), we recommend that you first explore the academic profile of Bamberger Sociology. If you are already studying sociology in Bamberg, you will find all relevant information about your studies on this webpage.

The German Sociological Association (DGS) offers information for prospective students of sociology at, which include all degree programs with sociological content taught at German universities. Furthermore, you will also find specific information about study programs  in sociology at the University of Bamberg.


The University of Bamberg is one of the leading locations for studying sociology in Germany. With 16 chairs and professorships, it covers a broad spectrum of social science topics on one hand, and on the other hand sets very specific priorities in forward-looking areas such as education, migration and labor market research. Other central topics of Bamberg sociology include important issues of social development such as globalization and population development.

Research profile


Characteristic for Sociology studies in Bamberg is not only its forward-looking thematic orientation but also an excellent study program. The "Bamberg Model" includes comprehensive training in sociological theory and methodology. Targeted specialization enables the in-depth exploration of specific content. The study plan is further enhanced by research internships. As a result, graduates of Bamberger Sociology leave the university equipped with outstanding tools for the job market. 

Academic profile