Participation in projects
Doing well by doing good—the Project Office in teaching
Students of sociology and political science will encounter the Project Office in the second semester at the latest—in the foundation course Methods of Empirical Social Research. Here you are free to combine your first research work with a real cooperation project, giving you not only an idea of work in the field, but also a chance to do something good for (mostly) non-profit cooperation partners.
Design your studies—collaborative projects in seminars
The basic methodological courses in the Department of Social Science are only one way of finding out what social questions are out there. If you want to combine the learning content of your subject with social practice, you can also suggest a collaboration with the Project Office to your lectures. We are glad to help with all your questions about suitable projects and the organisational process, and are available as a point of contact during your project work.
More ‘project’ for you—project-related research internships
A research internship is the best way to get extensively involved in specific project cooperation and to take part in a range of stages of the research process. From the development of the questions and survey design, the implementation of the process and evaluation of its outcomes, to the writing of a research report—your input is in demand. There are regular internship options for the reading period when no lectures are scheduled. On occasion, we also arrange internships from fields other than social research, which are relevant for students of the social sciences.
Project proposals and final papers—putting ideas into practice
Are you are involved in an association or company or is there a party or NGO that needs research and you want to help? Your ideas will find a sympathetic ear in the Project Office, even if they have to do with a seminar or final thesis.
A research paper as a final thesis: In economics and the natural sciences, it is already common to write final papers as part of a research project or for a real-life client. The Project Office offers support for developing a project plan, designing a research structure and survey process for a partner, helps you find a research supervisor in the department, or provides you with data from previous projects.
The Project Office as part of the study journey
In advanced studies, you can take on new tasks in the Project Office’s research work: Sharing your knowledge as a tutor in the foundation courses, taking on more responsibility as a master´s student in the projects or managing a project during your doctoral studies. This allows you to deepen your knowledge and become more independent, strengthen your scientific competence and even gain experience in project and team management.