Research Groups and Competence Centers constitute organizational sub-divisions of the IHS. There are currently 8 research groups as well as 2 Competence Centers established at the Institute; they provide the basis for interdisciplinary research on topics such as health, labour market, European integration, and education. In total, the research groups cover a wide span of topics, methods, and disciplines. The following pages present each research group, its head and staff, its key projects, and recent publications. All units contribute to the cross-cutting research priorities.