Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Welcome to the website of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute!

The Göttingen Diversity Research Institute researches processes of diversification and their consequences. The Institute’s primary aim is to develop research on diversity and processes of diversification, both theoretically and empirically. We focus in particular on organisational issues.
Other areas of interest include the micro level, the macro level and the symbolic order.

We are interested in the following questions:


  • How, when and why do organisations respond to diversity?
  • Which societal processes and tendencies lead to diversification and diversity?
  • How, and to what extent, are individuals affected by different dimensions of diversity?
  • How are diversity management policies perceived by universities, businesses, governments, the press, etc.?



The Institute also advises the University of Göttingen in implementing diversity management policies that are research-based and research-oriented.


10th European Feminist Research Conference: 12-15 September 2018

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The 10th European Feminist Research Conference (EFRC) now invites abstract submissions for papers and posters. The 10th EFRC is a joint endeavour of AtGender (The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation), FG Gender (German Gender Studies Association) and the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

The overall theme of the conference is “Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions”, [...]. Further information about the conference is available here.

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International Summer School on Globalization and Diversity 2018

sommerschool 2018

The Goettingen Diversity Research Institute is organising an international Summer School on "Globalization and Diversity" which will be held from 02.08.-15.08.2018 in cooperation with partner universities from Europe, the United States and Japan.

The summer school will provide students with an overview over current debates on social diversity on a global and local scale. Through lectures the students will gain theoretical knowledge on different levels and dimensions of diversity. Therefore speakers from various research backgrounds are being invited. More information can be found here