Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

PRO*Niedersachsen funds project about Religious Immigrant Communities in Rural Areas

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The funding program PRO*Niedersachsen of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture funds the project about Religious Immigrant Communities in Rural Areas. This project, supervised by Prof. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel, will explore the contextual conditions for the establishment and networking activities of religious immigrant communities in rural areas and analyze how these communities interact with the local environment. The project starts in April 2021 and is scheduled for three years.

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The DFG funds project about homelessness

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Why do people in Germany become (and remain) homeless despite an extensive range of social policies? This project, lead and managed by Prof. Timo Weishaupt, Ph.D. aims to not only advance sociological research on the topic of homelessness theoretically and methodologically, but also to enrich it empirically with new data. Its focus lies on a systematic assessment of individual behavioural patterns within different local social care systems and urban structures over time. The relevant empirical data are to be collected by means of a qualitative panel analysis over a period of 18 months.

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Euroculture is awarded Erasmus Mundus funding

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The Erasmus Mundus MA programme Euroculture is again awarded Erasmus+ funding. Four more cohorts of students can thus receive stipends.

With this new funding period, Euroculture is one of the oldest joint European MA programmes. The University of Göttingen was among the founding members of the Euroculture consortium in 1998.

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