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The academic activities of the IOS are organized into three research departments: History Department, Economics Department, and a Political Science Research Group. This is complemented by the department of Library and Electronic Research Infrastructure. There are two interdisciplinary research foci, as well as the Leibniz ScienceCampus as a separate platform structure.

The IOS is administered by the Foundation for Research on Eastern and Southeast Europe (Stiftung zur Erforschung von Ost- und Südosteuropa), a foundation under public law, which was founded (under a different name) by the Free State of Bavaria in 1930. The Foundation’s internal bodies are: the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors (Directorate) and the Academic Advisory Board. The basic funding is provided within the framework of joint federal-state funding by the Free State of Bavaria, represented by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts, and the federal government, represented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In addition, the Institute raises significant third-party funds for research and development projects.

According to its statutes, the IOS has a Works Committee, an Equal Opportunities Officer, and an Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice.

For more details about our organizational structure, see our organizational chart.

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