With its Jour Fixe-Presentations, which include reports on results and progress of research, the SOCIUM offers the wider public a regional discussion forum on issues of social inequality and social policy.

Additionally, every semester scholars and practitioners with professional backgrounds are invited to the SOCIUM in order to analyze questions on health economics and health policies. These lectures of the Colloquium on Health Policy (Gesundheitspolitisches Kolloquium) are also open to the public.

Established to strengthen the University’s high-profile area Social sciences the bridge professorship “Qualitative Methods and Microsociology” offers lectures and international workshops on Mixed Methods, Social Network Analysis and Comparative Methods.

The SOCIUM also organizes a variety of conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.


WiSe 2020/21

The current solutions that have supported the initial control of the COVID-19 pandemic are new forms of classic public health functions: social distancing and isolation, screening and testing, tracking and tracing, and promoting hygiene practices and behaviors. This presentation will introduce new scientific studies and findings that shed some light on what works and what doesn't in the COVID-19 response, and how long-term public health strategies can best continue to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months and years.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Hajo Zeeb, Leibniz-Institut BIPS

Talk by Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
Commentary by Prof. Dr. Ansgar Gerhardus, Universität Bremen

Health Sciences Bremen

Zoom-Link: 17:00-18:30

For dial-in directly via Zoom:
Zoom-Meeting-ID: 976 0833 9328
Password:  YF9$H2
Alternative: dial in by phone:
+49 30 5679 5800 or +49 695 050 2596
(meeting-ID und password see above)


Ansatzpunkte zur Verbesserung der medizinischen Versorgung Pflegebedürftiger

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg; Institut für Public Health und Pflegeforschung (IPP), Universität Bremen; SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Universität Bremen

18.00 - 19.30 Uhr

Haus der Wissenschaft

8:00 - 16:00 Uhr
SoSe 2021

Thematic Conference

Technological Change, Digitalization and Life Course Inequalities

Technological change has major implications for social inequality. Most of the research focuses on changes in skill requirements and labor market transformations. Yet, digitalization, more than ever before, has the potential to impact inequalities across a wide range of life domains and for different groups in society. This workshop aims to connect researchers to discuss the most important developments and challenges that digitalization has for inequality. The aim is to stimulate and cross-fertilize research on digitalization and inequality regarding various dimensions of the life course and life periods/stages, across various institutional settings. Example questions are: Are gender inequalities intensified or alleviated by technological changes? Do digital technologies foster family relations across generations? What are the implications of changes in skill requirements at work for the reproduction of social inequality? Can elderly benefit from technological advancements or are they left behind? How doesdigitalization impact ethnic inequalities and segregation (e.g., language barriers, labor market integration)?

This workshop encourages contributions on the following topics (but not limited to)

  • Labor market inequality;
  • Family relations;
  • Gender inequality;
  • Cognitive and noncognitive skills;
  • Educational inequality;
  • Work-life interferences;
  • Well-being;
  • Civic and democratic participation

Keynote Speakers

Tali Kristal, University of Haifa
Mario L. Small, Harvard University
Glenda Quintini, OECD

ECSR Thematic Conference