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The cooperation between Webankieta and the Department of Sociology at the University of Warsaw started at the end of 2019. Within this framework, researchers receive free access to an administrative account and can set up additional accounts for students. All this is done to make conducting scientific research easier, and to give students and lecturers access to a tool that allows them to quickly collect and analyze information necessary for development and learning in the field of sociology.

Surveys at the Department of Sociology are used by students and lecturers, among other things for:

  • conducting scientific research for classes,
  • quantitative and qualitative research,
  • evaluating classes – the survey is a tool for better planning of the program and collecting students’ opinions on the classes conducted,
  • improving the organization of events related to the life of the University and students.

You can read more about Webankieta’s cooperation with the UW Department of Sociology in this article: https://blog.webankieta.pl/wspolpraca-instytut-socjologii-uniwersytet-warszawski-badania-naukowe-badania-ilosciowe/

On April 27, 2022, a letter of intent was signed regarding the cooperation of the Department of Sociology with the Foundation for the Development of Local Democracy.

The organizations are cooperating in the following areas, among others:

  • sharing information and data from empirical studies substantively related to the content of classes or to the topics of theses,
  • consulting programs and the manner of implementation of classes in the course Sociology of Social Interventions,
  • substantive preparation and organization of study visits and other projects of a workshop and practical nature aimed at students of the course Sociology of Social Interventions,
  • to undertake activities other than those indicated above aimed at improving the competence of students in the field related to the analysis and planning of public politics.
“Universalism and Particularism in European Contemporary History”

The KFG (Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe) is a Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The goal of the KFG is to better understand the complex ways in which universalist and particularist models of order were transmitted and layered on each other in European contemporary history. The KFG’s research encompasses both Western and Eastern Europe in a global perspective. It is especially interested in the period of transformation whose prehistory lies in the 1970s and the concomitant developments in Western Europe intertwined with it. The assumption that contemporary history in Eastern and Western Europe can only be adequately described in its interdependencies and global entanglements is central to the KFG.

The KFG investigates universalist and particularist models of order in European contemporary history from the 1970s to the present. Universalist claims aim to validate universally applicable rules. However, demands for such rules usually grow out of concrete interests. In contrast, particularist models reject any general claim and justify guiding principles that are oriented towards the construction of individual or group-related needs. The KFG research program asks how universalist and particularist claims were constructed in contemporary history and investigates the ways these claims helped conceptualize, justify, promote, or even prevent socio-political change.

The KFG research agenda consists of three areas: religion and secularity, the economy, and human rights, which are being investigated in a three-step sequence: (1) identification and analysis of universalist and particularist concepts, (2) their transmission and (3) their functions.

The KFG is headed by three scholars who represent contemporary history (Andreas Wirsching), European history (Kiran Klaus Patel), and Eastern European history (Martin Schulze Wessel). This constellation of scholars enables the KFG to examine the history of Western and Eastern Europe in its global context.
The KFG pursues a theoretical program grounded in an intensive dialogue between historians and social scientists. Distinguished Fellows Marta Bucholc (sociology), Alexander Libman (political science), and Angelika Nußberger (law) thus play a key role in the framework of the KFG. The KFG intends to discuss concepts of historical and social science research in terms of their potential for analyzing recent contemporary history.