The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, www.ios-regensburg.de) in Regensburg is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It is characterized by the combination of historical and economic expertise as well as by its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute’s distinct international orientation.
The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) performs research in three major areas concerning the historical and economic developments of Eastern and Southeastern Europe:
* Dimensions of Institutional Change
* Labour, Social Systems and Quality of Life
* Interdependencies, Migration and Trade
Furthermore, the IOS maintains a special library of more than 300,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Within the framework of its Visiting Research Fellow Program, the IOS encourages applications from historians and economists or scholars of related disciplines. The duration of the research stay usually lasts between two and four weeks. The fellows are expected to conduct their research as part of a mutual agreement with the institute. The amount of the research allowance is determined by the applicant’s professional experience.
Together with the University of Regensburg, the institute provides an attractive research environment in a city known for its high quality of life. Regensburg has one of Germany’s largest authentically preserved medieval cities holding the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For further information please visit: www.ios-regensburg.de