Welcome to the Institute of Sociology

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About us

The Institute of Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt numbers amongst the most important worldwide and is today also the second largest of its kind in Germany.

Sociology was established in Frankfurt in 1919 and has been renowned worldwide since the 1920s thanks to the “Frankfurt School”. It was the hub of the 1968 revolution and today builds on its strong tradition and international location and in so doing is reinventing itself for the 21st century.


Goethe University Frankfurt is home to the second largest social science education and research institution in Germany. Over 20 professors and more than 60 research associates are engaged at our institute in teaching and research in current societal analysis topics. 

Research Units

Research I Projects

Over the last years, the institute has attracted a growing number of externally funded projects. Such current projects, categorized by source of funding, can be found on the following pages.

Degree Programmes

(Prospective) students can find more detailed information on the following pages.