TU Dresden

Center for Integration Research
The term ‘integration’, which is controversially discussed in politics and economy, contains different, sometimes contradictory concepts of how society is and should be, who belongs to it, where its borders are, and how the connection between (cultural) belonging, individual performance and social participation can be defined.
The ZfI bundles and coordinates research activities in the mentioned subject field while taking into account the structures, practices, and discourses on in- and exclusion, as well as the effects on the socialisation resulting from these. Here, researchers from different disciplines joined in order to bundle research and teaching projects, as well as practice-oriented projects with transfer potential, and to design new projects.