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Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW)
The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) is a central scientific institution of the University of Bonn, founded in 2012.
The scientific departments focus on the subject areas of Comparative Research on Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes, Science Studies and the Politics of Science, Comparatitive Research on Religions and Digital Society.
Besides individual publications of staff members, the FIW publishes two series: The FIW Working Paper are reviewed papers based on current research projects. In cooperation with the publishing house transcript, the FIW is also responsible for the book series ›Global Studies & Theory of Society‹.
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Current News
New FIW Working Paper published

We are happy to present Working Paper No. 18, a text on Stiftungen und der Faktor Partizipation by Ramin Bahrami. You can download the working paper as PDF.

Upcoming Events
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Dahrendorf Library

The FIW owes the Dahrendorf Library, comprising about 7,000 books, to the donation of the widow of Ralf Dahrendorf. Since 2012, it can be found in the basement of the FIW.

Perspektiven der Moderne

›Perspektiven der Moderne‹ is the central scientific lecture series at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft. Lectures take place on Wednesdays.


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Vacancies and internships

Here you can find current vacancies of the FIW. Additionally, the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft offers internship opportunities to interested students.

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