At the Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg), doctoral and post-doctoral students as well as professors examine inter- and transdisciplinary research questions central to the humanities, cultural and social sciences. The projects can involve individual or joint research:
- Individual research ususally takes place in the form of doctoral or habilitation theses at the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Network.
- Two research centers focus on globalization and the connex between language and society.
- As open platforms for collaborative work, the research networks in the research forum are destined to encourage innovative thinking and questions. Moreover, the WBKolleg promotes cooperation in research between different faculties and universities.