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


Sociology Colloquium: Dr. Joanna Sikora will give a talk entitled:
Do single-sex schools benefit mathematics of Australian youth?"



Info booth in front of the UB about key qualification courses of the "Studium Professionale" program

Application deadline for the Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships for SS 2019 and WS 2019/20


Application deadline for the "Landesgraduiertenförderung" (graduate scholarship of the "land" Baden Württemberg" (new applications and renewals)


Call for Papers
 IfSoz from A to Z