Four university centres and seven non-university institutions foster a collaborative research environment based on interdisciplinary work.
The Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) is one of the world’s leading research in environmental issues. Its research focuses on understanding the consequences of human actions on the environment and developing options for social decision-making processes.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Altenburger
The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) conducts research across multiple eras of Jewish lifeworlds and emigration processes.
Founded in 1997, the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Evolutionary Anthropology is a top institution for the investigation of the history of humankind using comparative analysis of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, languages, and social systems.
One of the world’s leading centres for research in sociocultural anthropology, the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology focuses on anthropological theory and the observation of global multiplicity.