Research profile of Sociology at Bamberg

Sociology at Bamberg addresses virtually all issues and problems of modern societies and thus covers a broad range of current sociological research.

The main research areas are placed in the fields of educational research, the sociology of labor markets, migration and integration, sociology of the family, and globalization. These topics are analyzed within the frame of third-party funded projects and affiliated research institutes as well as at Graduate Schools.

Due to the proximity to the current research work of 10 professors and more than 60 research associates, Sociology at Bamberg stands for a close interlinkage between research and teaching.


This page provides you with all information on the current research of the Department of Sociology at the University of Bamberg.


  • Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories  - LIfBi
  • State Institute for Family Research - ifb
  • European Forum for Migration Studies - efms
Research focuses at Bamberg:
Sociological research at Bamberg within numerous projects is co-funded from different programs by various sponsors. These include the European Commission, the DFG, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as private foundations.

Overview on recent third-party funded projects
  • Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences - BAGSS
  • Graduate School "Markets and Social Systems in Europe"  - expired in 2012

Sociology at Bamberg releases various publication series, either on its own or in cooperation with other institutions. Examples are Working and Discussion Paper series and the “Bamberger Beiträge zur Soziologie”.

Overview on all publication series