Research Field Social Policies and Social Economy

The research in this field deals with the changes in the welfare state framework conditions and their effects on the social sector, on the social supply chain, on the specifics of social economy organizations, on their employees and service offers as well as on the target groups of social services (clients/customers).

A focus is on planning and designing as well as on forms of organizations and financing in socio-economic institutions. Other core areas include social marketing, social planning and social innovation. A research focus deals with managers, employees and clients/customers of social economy and social work. Quality, evaluation and impact of social services and social economy organizations are a further research focus.

The research wants to describe trends in the social sector and to support the practice of Social Economy and Social Work in presenting the performance of an organization and its professional activities.

Research Focus

  • Social services, social planning and social innovation
  • Evaluation and social impact research

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Degree programs

Children- and Family-centered Social Work

Master, part-time

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Social Work

Bachelor, part-time

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Social Work

Bachelor, full-time

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Social Management in Early Education and Care

Bachelor, part-time

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Spatial and Clinical Social Work

Master, part-time

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Social Economy and Social Work

European Master, part-time

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