29.06.2017
New endowed chair

New endowed chair "Life Course Oriented Social Policy" at the University of Bremen

The funding and support network "Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (FIS)" run by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs grants 1.1 million euro in initial funding for the SOCIUM Research Center.

A huge success for the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen: The funding and support network "Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research" approved the application submitted by the Bremen Professor of Sociology, Karin Gottschall, for the provision of an endowed chair titled "Life Course Oriented Social Policy". The chair, embedded in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the SOCIUM research center, will be financed by the FIS with 1.1 million euro for the following five years. Research and teaching under the new chair will focus on the relationship of employment biographies, social policy, and social inequality. Read more ...

25.06.2017
M.A. Social Policy graduate Axel Steffen receives

M.A. Social Policy graduate Axel Steffen receives "DMB Studienpreis Wohnungspolitik"

1st prize for his M.A. dissertation on "Soziale Wohnungsraumagenturen in Deutschland - Eine Ersterhebung" (Social Housing Agencies in Germany - An Initial Survey).

Every two years, the "Deutsche Mieterbund“ together with the Institute of Spatial Planning of the University of Dortmund award the "DMB Studienpreis Wohnungspolitik" (study award on housing policy). This year, Axel Steffen, graduate of the Bremen Master of Social Policy won first place with his M.A. dissertation "Soziale Wohnungsraumagenturen in Deutschland - Eine Ersterhebung" (Social Housing Agencies in Germany - An Initial Survey). The award took place in Magdeburg at the 67th "Deutschen Mietertag" (German Tenants' Day). Read more ...

07.06.2017
Excellence Strategy

Excellence Strategy

Draft Proposal for a Cluster of Excellence submitted.

In collaboration with social scientists from the InIIS, the Universities of Hamburg, Hanover, Oldenburg and Osnabrück and with Jacobs University, members of the SOCIUM have worked out a research program on "Contested Inequalities". Currently the draft proposal is being evaluated. In September 2017, the Committee of Experts will decide which initiatives will be invited to submit a full proposal. Read more ...