The MZES is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Mannheim. In close association with the Department of Social Sciences it has dedicated itself since its founding in 1989 to the investigation of political and societal developments in Europe. Its foci are on comparative research on Europe and an exploration of the European integration process.
The research at the MZES is organized within two research departments and their respective foci.
A. European societies and their integration
B. European political systems and their integration
The research is supported by a well-established infrastructure. It includes the Europe Library, the data archive Eurodata, and other institutions, which prepare comprehensive basic information as well as numerous databases for research on Europe and make these available for downloading.
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