The Research Institute was founded by the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2001 as a multi-disciplinary research institute. By providing its research staff and visiting researchers with a congenial research environment and excellent opportunities, it promotes innovative and high-quality multi-disciplinary, multi-level and international research. For further details, please visit the research page of the research institute. At the research institute, research units consisting of approximately 165 researchers and 95 Ph.D. students are active. The research institute has an excellent Ph.D. School where, during 4 years, they are trained to become high quality researchers. The Ph.D. students have a perfect opportunity to carry out their research and participate together with high-quality researchers in special research programs. The research institute is also an active organizer of congresses, symposia, workshops, seminars and colloquium meetings.