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The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences is well networked and cooperates with numerous non-university research institutions in the science region Berlin-Brandenburg. There are particularly close ties with five research institutions (DIW, IASS, MCC, PIK and WZB) due to joint appointments. This cooperation benefits research, as well as teaching to a particularly high degree. Further joint appointments, which contribute to an intensification of the cooperation with non-university research institutions, are currently being planned.

There is a long-standing, intra-university cooperation with the Law Faculty in the field of interdisciplinary municipal science research, teaching, further education and consulting. The Kommunalwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) (Institute of Municipal Sciences) was founded in 1993 and transformed into a joint scientific institution of the Law Faculty and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in 2010.


The WZB researches fundamental social issues. Researchers from various disciplines work together at the WZB - primarily from the

DIW Berlin

DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) has been one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany since 1925. It researches


The MCC combines high-level economic and social science analysis with a structured approach at the interface of science and p


The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) drives integrated research for global sustainability and for a safe and equitable climate future.


The RIFS conducts research with the aim of understanding, promoting and shaping processes of social change towards sustainability.

Institute of Municipal Sciences (KWI)

The KWI is a joint scientific institution of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and the Law Faculty.