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Welcome to the Institute of Sociology!

Our research focuses on questions linked to social inequalities and social change at regional, national, European and global level. Our research aims to contribute significantly to the democratic solution of individual and societal challenges.

If you are interested in the debate about the dynamics and challenges of modern society, we invite you to study sociology and/or participate in our activities. As part of the degree programme, you can expect a thorough investigation of sociological topics based on various theoretical concepts and methodological approaches that have considerable practical, real-world relevance.

If you are interested in sociology or have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to hear from you

Institute Management


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uli Meyer (Head of Institute)

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Susanne Pernicka (Deputy Head of Institute)




Department of Economic and Organizational Sociology (WOS)

Department of Empirical Social Research (AES)

Department of Sociology with a focus on Innovation and Digitalization (SID)

Department for the Theory of Society and Social Analyses (GES)

Institute of Sociology


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Keplergebäude Bldg., K 105A

Office Hours
Institute Secretary

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Also availably by appointment.


+43 732 2468 7750