Research & Practice in Dialogue

For the IRS, knowledge transfer entails more than merely translating research findings for and communicating them to relevant target audiences in politics, public administration, economics or civil society. IRS scholars are engaged in dialogue with practitioners, and seek to provide impulses for planners and other actors based on their research. By the same token, IRS scholars receive feedback on their research from practitioners and gain new ideas for research projects. This dual perspective defines the institute's basic research which aims to inform the world of practice - and often yields both insightful and surprising dialogues, interactions and transfer pathways.

In the near future this section will shed a light on some of these dialogues between research and practice.