Research at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Members of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology participate in diverse externally funded anthropological and interdisciplinary research projects. These projects represent a wide range of subjects such as resource management, climate change, immigration and diasporas and are conducted in regions such as southern Africa, Latin America, South East Asia, Europe, and others.
The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Hamburg has a long tradition of teaching field research methods. As one of the first institutes in Germany, we introduced practical field research training into the MA degree program in 1971 in order to offer our students a richer program.
There are approximately 30 students studying Social & Cultural Anthropology as a major in the BA program and approximately 12 students in the MA program which results in an excellent student/teacher ratio.
For students of Social & Cultural Anthropology - which is considered to be the comparative science of the diversity of human cultures - it is especially important to study abroad and to participate in the daily life of other cultures.