Social cohesion

A cohesive society has always been important. Its importance has taken on a whole new dimension with the Corona pandemic. However, social cohesion is not only important for overcoming health crises, but also in combating climate change, working against discrimination and much more. Read our articles on the topic here.

‘You always find somebody who is willing to help’

Setonji Ogunbiyi came from Nigeria to the Ruhr region to study Development Management – and to play football. The 29-year-old trains at Fortuna Düsseldorf, together with other foot amputees. In September 2021, he was nominated for the ‘Goal of the Month’ award of the ARD TV programme Sportschau. He came second with just under 30 percent of votes.

Consideration of the need for transformative science

Global challenges such as climate change necessitate profound changes in our social structures. Science can provide important stimuli in this regard – if it also critically scrutinises its own practices and structures. 


Resilience at times of Pandemic Alterations

Resilience is a key concept which intersects in several discussions in today’s world as for example the coronavirus pandemic. Will the pandemic strengthen or lower the resilience of our societies? And what do ruptured social structures and altered perceptions say about our resilience at times of adversity?