• SOEP RegioHub

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Welcome to the Leibniz ScienceCampus SOEP RegioHub at Bielefeld University (SOEP@UBi)

“Studying Regional Development Dynamics and their Political Consequences”.

SOEP@UBi  is a scientific cooperation between the University of Bielefeld and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP, DIW Berlin) funded by the Leibniz Association.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig

Co-speakers: Dr. Simon Kühne, Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva

Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Simon Kühne


Living conditions in Germany today show evidence of increasing and rapidly changing regional disparities in structural, demographic and economic domains. These disparities often take the form of an adverse access to health care facilities, childcare provision, education and other public services as well as regional labour market opportunities, business climate, housing and transportation infrastructures. The Leibniz ScienceCampus researchers investigate how these regional social and economic opportunities influence social cohesion, expectations, political attitudes, preferences and behavior and thereby exacerbate or mitigate social inequality, social cohesion, political conflicts and radicalization.

Call for Applications

We are currently looking for 7 motivated doctoral students and 1 post-doctoral researcher with strong interest in conducting research on regional inequalities. 5 doctoral  and 1 post-doctoral position are based at Bielefeld University and 2 doctoral positions are based at the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in Berlin. Application deadline: 15.01.2021. More information is provided in the Application section.