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The Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS)

The Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS) provides theory-driven, empirical research in Science Studies and Higher Education Research. The LCSS focuses on the transformations and rapidly changing interactions between science and society. The majority of current studies depict this as a transition from the industrialized welfare-state towards a globalized knowledge society. Yet these studies usually consider only consider one single disciplinary perspective. Hence, they can only partially reflect those transformations and are, therefore, unable to grasp the entire social dynamic. Our comprehensive combination of academic disciplines at the LCSS ensures a broader perspective. Substantial contributors are Sociology, Political Sciences, Philosophy, Law, and Economics.