The Ilse Arlt Institute conducts professional and applied research, methods and theory development in the field of social work.
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Participation and democracy

Core topics: participation, human rights, reference budgets, peer counselling, client advisory boards, refugees and communities, social work and LGBT*iQ.
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Health and social care

Research on health and social policy, social work, primary healthcare and community care
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Social work methodologies and social diagnostics

Developing social diagnostics instruments and scientifically monitoring their implementation
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Selected projects

Inclusion of refugees in Lower Austria

This research project is conducted at the Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research and it is part of the cross-institutional research network FIRST (Forschungsnetzwerk Interdisziplinäre Regi...
FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Johannes Pflegerl
Head of Research Institute
The decision to name the institute after Ilse Arlt is intended to symbolise the connection to the long-standing Austrian tradition of research-led social work. Ilse Arlt embodied an understanding of social work that focuses on social structures in order to help marginalised groups and sees social work as a duty to society, while also recognising that particular methods need to be applied in individual cases.
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