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Institute of Diversity and Social Integration


The handling of people’s heterogeneity, as well as promoting, maintaining and restoring their social integration, are central concerns at this institute and in social work in general. Opportunities for participation that are lacking or insufficient for population groups impaired by their material, legal, cultural, age-related or health-related conditions must be demonstrated and addressed.

The institute focuses on three topics:

  • Community development
  • Migration
  • Social gerontology


The institute’s staff are qualified experts in the domain of diversity and social integration. Together, they cover the fields of teaching, continuing education, services and consulting, as well as research and development.


The publications released in the context of the individual staff members’ scientific work provide an in-depth insight into the topics that they address.