Sociology in Leipzig

The Institute of Sociology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig, the second oldest university in Germany.

In addition to the general theory of sociology and the methods of empirical social research, there are focal points in European studies, empirical social structure analysis, organizational and economic sociology, as well as micro-sociology and the sociology of deviant behavior, among others. Many of the graduates of our programs are now active (some as professors) in research and teaching or in various practical professional fields in leading positions.