home staff board topics german The Institute of Conflict Research [Institut für Konfliktforschung – IKF] was set up in 1976 as a non-university research institute with the legal status of a not-for-profit association.

The purpose of the Institute is to conduct research into political and social conflicts at an interdisciplinary level and to generate possible solutions designed to provide advice for political decision-making. These activities are underpinned by basic research.

The Institute cooperates with research institutions in related areas, both at home and abroad.

The Institute’s research work is documented in written annual reports. Brief accounts of projects and full texts of individual reports can be accessed at the Institute’s homepage (

Konfliktforschung (published by Braumüller) is an interdisciplinary publication series issued at irregular intervals by the Institute of Conflict Research.

The Institute’s priority areas of research are:

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