Networking within the Leibniz Association

As a non-university research institution of the Leibniz Association, the IRS is linked to other Leibniz institutions in various contexts.

Leibniz Research Network “Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment – Leibniz R”

The Leibniz Research Network "Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment", in short "Leibniz R", analyzes social, ecological and economic processes and their interactions in their spatial contexts. It points out space-related options for action and contributes to anchoring spatial knowledge more broadly in society and politics and making it more usable.


Leibniz Lab "Disruptions and Transformations"

The Leibniz Lab "Disruptions and Transformations" examines social disruptions such as the end of the Cold War, globalization, and climate change, and shows how politics and society have responded to these challenges in recent history. The focus is on overcoming these challenges. The Lab thus offers new perspectives on issues like democracy and right-wing populism or the social implications of new technologies.



Leibniz Research Alliance „Value of the Past”

What value does the past have for societies in history and the present? And how is this value produced and communicated? These questions are the focus of the Leibniz Research Network “Value of the Past”. It ties in with the work of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Historical Authenticity”.


Leibniz Research Network „Environmental Crisis – Crisis Environments (CrisEn)”

The Leibniz Research Network "Environmental Crisis - Crisis Environments (CrisEn)" focuses on financial market and debt crises, food crises, environmental crises and crises of political orders. The institutes cooperating in the network research overarching patterns of crises, their dynamics and interdependencies.