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Welcome to the Institute of Sociology!

Our research is concerned with questions linked to social inequalities and social change at regional, national, European and global level. With our research we aim to make a contribution 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 to participate in our activities. As part of the study programme, you can expect a thorough investigation of sociological topics on the basis of various theoretical concepts and methodological approaches that have considerable practical relevance.

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

Institute Management


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher (Head of Institute)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uli Meyer (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 by appointment.


+43 732 2468 7744