The Basel Seminar für Soziologie (sociology department) combines a sophisticated training in sociological theory with an innovative method training, which includes both quantitative and qualitative methods and mixed methods. For this purpose, she deals with the topic-oriented special sociologies: Economic and Cultural Sociology and Political Development and Sociology.
Key study and research areas include Social Research and Methodology; Sociology of Education; African studies and sociology of religion, technology, politics, and risk; Social inequality, conflict and cooperation; and General Sociology.
The Basel Peace Office contributes to the program of the Seminar fur Soziologie by organising guest lectures and seminars at the University of Basel, providing internships for students and providing teaching for one of the graduate courses.
Ueli Mäder, Professor of Sociology at the University of Basel and professor at the School of Social Work (FHNW), serves on the board of the Basel Peace Office.