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Current research projects

Junior Research Group “Accumulation of Personal Wealth in Couples: Individual Resources and Gender Inequalities in Intimate Relationships (MyWealth)”

Junior Research Group leader: Dr. Philipp Lersch

100 Years of Sociology in Cologne

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Michael Wagner
Research assistant: Stefanie Knebelspieß, M.A.

Attitudes Toward Education and Educational Success

Project manager: Dr. Judith Offerhaus

ERC Starting Grant „Social Integration and Boundary Making in Adolescence (SOCIALBOND)“

Clemens Kroneberg (PI)
Hanno Kruse (Postdoc)
4 PhD students (starting February 2018)

Friendship and Violence in Adolescence

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg
Research assistants: André Ernst, Maria Gerth, Kathrin Lämmermann

German Family Panel (pairfam)

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Karsten Hank
Research assistant: Veronika Salzburger
since May 2014

Partner Relationships, Residential Relocations and Housing in the Life Course (PartnerLife)


Early prevention of drop-out due to study counselling - a field trial

Quality of Life and Subjective Well-Being of the Very Old in NRW

Scientific Support of Talent Scouting Program

A cooperation project between the University of Cologne and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

The Cologne Refugee Projects

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Friedrichs
Research assistants: Felix Leßke, M.A. and Vera Schwarzenberg, M.A