A distinctive feature of the Faculty of Sociology is its international profile, which is reflected in various areas - whether it be studies, faculty activities or research.
Cooperation with visiting academics is an important part of the faculty's research activities. For example, the Niklas Luhmann Visiting Professorship brings internationally renowned academics to our faculty every year. The graduate institutions World Politics and the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology also provide an international flair with their doctoral students from all over the world. The Institute for World Society, whose research focuses on global issues, should also be mentioned. Students have the opportunity to gain very special experiences and insights at universities in other European countries within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Bilateral cooperation is also maintained with St. Petersburg State University and the University of Bologna.