At the Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg), doctoral and post-doctoral students examine inter- and transdisciplinary research questions central to the humanities, cultural and social sciences. The projects can involve individual or joint research. Individual research takes place in the form of doctoral or habilitation theses. 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.