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Welcome to the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology

The Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology builds on a rich tradition of research, scholarship and teaching. From the time Max Weber lectured and wrote at Heidelberg to the present day, the institute has been home to sociologists deeply committed to the development of the discipline, addressing fundamental questions about the social world, and advancing theoretical understanding, empirical knowledge and methodological skills. We offer programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels covering social theory, research methods and core substantive fields. We invite you to explore this site, and feel free to contact us.


Information on the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) pandemic on studies and teaching

The university's face-to-face study program, including examinations, has been suspended and switched to online teaching formats. Contact with secretariats and lecturers is limited to e-mail or online consultation hours (see list of persons).

The faculty building, Bergheimer Str. 58, is open by the hour during the day.
The campus library is partially open to pick up ordered books.

For all other MWI and academic-related information related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (coronavirus) restrictions, please see News (in German language).
Constantly updated information can be found on the central page of Heidelberg University.