The main topics of the research activities are:
Child and Youth Welfare
This area includes topics such as child protection, out-of-home care, outpatient care, care leaving, district social work, children's rights, and children and adolescents as victims of crime.
Aging, Care, Diversity, Gender and Migration
This area deals with the consequences and requirements associated with demographic change, which have a significant impact on the development of the social services sector. Central topics include the aging of society, migration and the increase in cultural diversity, gender roles and generational relations, as well as the management, organization and financing of care and care work.
Social Policy, Innovation in the Social Sector, Social Security and Participation
This focus area includes the proactive design of local social policy, integrative social planning and participatory monitoring of these areas, with particular attention to integrated and socio-spatial approaches to action and the promotion of civil society involvement.