Social Sciences

The hallmarks of research activities in our Faculty are their predominantly (euro-)regional orientation and their high level of inter- and trans-disciplinary cooperation.

Parallel to this work on our research foci, the Faculty has over the years systematically developed and established social research methodologies. Our studies now exhibit a broad spectrum of methodological approaches. Ethnographic field surveys, research into biographies and metaphor analysis – all stand side by side with evaluation research. Therefore both paradigms of social research – the qualitative and the quantitative – are covered.

Areas of expertise
  • Gender, Generations, Age and Ageing
  • Social Life Situations and Inequalities
  • Social Planning
  • Urban Neighbourhood Research
  • Degree Programme Development Studies
  • Structural Changes towards a Knowledge Society
  • Integration and Application of New Forms of Teaching and Learning
  • E-learning and Professional Development (CPD) Networks
Street address

Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz
Fakultät Natur- und Umweltwissenschaft
Külzufer 2
02763 Zittau

Foto: Prof. Dr. phil. Torsten Linke
Research Officer
Prof. Dr. phil.
Torsten Linke
Studiengang Soziale Arbeit
Fakultät Sozialwissenschaften
02826 Görlitz
Furtstraße 2
Building Haus GI, Room 2.10
2. Obergeschoss
+49 3581 374-4613