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.


Current issue of the „Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und -management“

Quuere Jugendstudie

The first issue of the „Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und -management“ in 2018 is dedicated to the topic „About the Relation of Diversity and Intersectionality – Observing and Shaping Heterogeneity“ („Zum Verhältnis von Diversität und Intersektionalität – Heterogenität beobachten und gestalten“). Responsible editors of this volume are Andrea D. Bührmann and Iris Koall.

The table of contents as well as currently ongoing Call for Papers and further information about the Journal are available on the website of the publisher.


Video about the project „Diversity Turn in Land Use Science“

You are invited to get to know the research project „Diversity Turn in Land Use Science“ by a new video.

The video has been produced by the International Office of the University of Göttingen. Scientists working in the project as well as students from partner universities in Madagascar and small-scale famers deliver interesting insights into the local situation.

The documentation "Global Demand for Vanilla, Chances or Risks for Farmers and Biodiversity in Madagascar?" is available in full length on the project's website.