Sociological research at the University of Bern combines the both equally relevant fields of basic theoretical and methodological research with research on contemporary sociological issues. Our main research areas cover migration, political and environmental sociology, sociology of religion and culture as well as sustainable social development, social inequality, game theory, network and social capital research, education and labor markets.
The Institute of Sociology holds four full professorships. Since 2014, the institute hosts the SNSF funded project ˮTransition from Education to Employment (TREE)ˮ. The sum of our research projects reflects the institute’s leitmotiv in research and teaching: to contribute to sociological debates and beyond with practically relevant research on the global scale as well as in the context of Switzerland.
Special issue 2023, vol. 49(2) of the
Swiss Journal of Sociology
Soziologie studieren an der Universität Bern
In 2021 TREE celebrates its 20th anniversary. On this festive occasion,
we hold our 4th international conference under the title "Life Course in the Making".
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