Humanities research in a rich environment


All departments are active in research and benefit from robust international networks. Staff and students from various disciplines come togheter to collaborate on research projects and lend the university its unique profile.

Contributing to policy and society

These activities ensure our status as one of Germany's top 20 humanities and social sciences universities in terms of its ability to attract third-party research funding - a testament to Trier's strong combination of basic and apllied research. With its ideas and input, the university has become an important contributor to politics, society, business and administration in the Trier region. Especially in the local government and healthcare sectors, Trier researchers contribute powerful solutions to real-world challenges.


Each university department opens its doors wide to other departments and disciplines, forging collaborations between fields such as literature and computer science, archaeology and geology, climate research and mathematics, or biology and psychology. These examples demonstrate the steady growth of interdisciplinary collaboration, which more and more characterises research at Trier University.

Leibniz Prize winner Prof. Dr. Lutz Raphael

The research projects of Leibniz Prize winner
Professor Dr. Lutz Raphael 

The DFG-Leibniz research group "After the Boom" examines the structural change that has taken place in western European industrial societies since the 1970's, and sheds light on the antecedents of present-day problems and dynamics.

The DFG-Leibniz historiography research group provides online-data documenting the institutionalisation of modern historical scholarship and how it evolved as a profession.

Further information can be found in the brochure "Transcending boundaries - Research at Trier University".