Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy

Welcome to the Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy’s website at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg!

On these pages, we provide you with some information on our work. This implies insights into our staff's fields of interest regarding research and teaching. You will find information on the degree programs we teach in on current events at our institute. As far as the general profile of our unit goes, we primarily conduct basic and applied research with respect to the following focuses:

• Child and youth welfare research, with a special interest in international comparison

• Childhood and youth studies

• Research on gender, diversity and inclusive approaches

• Violence research

• Welfare state research, with a special interest in international comparison

• Research on the history and theories of social work and social pedagogy

• Research on social spaces und social planning

In terms of teaching, the institute is responsible for the BA and MEd. programme of teacher training for vocational schools with a major in social pedagogy, the MA of Educational Sciences’ minor of social pedagogy, and the Professional BA in Social Work and the Professional MA in Social Management at the Leuphana’s Professional School.

We wish you some stimulating insights into our work!