The Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) is dedicated to the analysis of security policy challenges. In doing so, the ISPK has set itself the task of contributing to the security policy discourse in Germany with policy-oriented research. Against this background, the goal of the ISPK's scientific work is to provide an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented range of research.

Bild 1   The basic research focus of the ISPK is on strategic issues in international relations in general and in German foreign and security policy in particular. In addition, specialized research departments deal with selected topics that are among the most important challenges of international security policy today.
In addition to university research and teaching, the institute's staff is dedicated to advising politicians, state institutions, the media and businesses. Furthermore, the ISPK is engaged in political adult education and the promotion of young academics.   Bild 2
Bild 3   As an independent and non-profit institution, the ISPK is not bound to any political party, other institutions or interest groups. The scientists working at the ISPK choose their research subjects themselves and work in an open-ended manner.
The ISPK has been affiliated with the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel as an institute since 1983 by resolution of the Schleswig-Holstein parliament and has been a non-profit limited liability company since 2014, which is significantly funded by the likewise non-profit Stiftung Wissenschaft und Demokratie.   

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Location of the ISPK


The ISPK is located in the center of Kiel and in close proximity to the Kiel Fjord. The Institute can be reached from Kiel's main train station within 8-10 minutes on foot or by bus lines 11, 12, 13, 60S, 81, 91 (exit: Martensdamm) or 14, 15, 71, 72 (exit: Rathaus/Opernplatz). In order to promote national and international networking with scientific and political institutions and actors, the ISPK maintains a branch office in Berlin. 

Holstenbrücke 8-10, 24103 Kiel Germany

Mauerstraße 83/84, 10117 Berlin Germany


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