Center for Intercultural Studies (Zentrum für Interkulturelle Studien, ZIS)
|Institution||Center for Intercultural Studies|
|Themes||interculturality, migration, cultural contacts and cultural conflicts|
|Orientation||interdisciplinary, humanities- and social science- based research|
The Center for Intercultural Studies (ZIS) is located at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. The center's approximately 100 researchers in the humanities and social sciences study intercultural encounters and seek to bridge the gap between research on one hand and policy making and ethnic minorities on the other. An additional goal is to reach the general public through education and consultation; thus, the center maintains contacts with regional event organisers as well as regional educational associations. The ZIS places special emphasis on promoting young researchers and cooperates internationally with other institutions.