Institute of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department was founded in 1960 by the renowned sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf  and since then has developed into a modern center of sociological teaching and research.

What sets us apart:
  • Located in the center of the young and lively university city of Tübingen
  • Exciting sociological perspectives on current socio-political topics: Gender relations, education, migration, social inequality, urban living, digitalization ...
  • Courses taught by internationally renowned scientists
  • Dedicated student representation at the faculty level with many opportunities to shape the department
  • Well-equipped (departmental library, computer pool, CATI lab, method advising)
  • Starting studies together and getting to know each other during the "Ersti-Woche" (BA)
  • Assisted research in project groups for the research training project (MA)
  • Broad methodological education focused on research (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Good student to instructor ratio and personal atmosphere
  • Outstanding connections with the Excellence University of Tübingen's interdisciplinary research campus

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Tübinger Summer School 2019 about "Writing in Qualitative Research"
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