Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies


If you are looking to contact the Georg Simmel Center you will find e-mail, adress and office here. Furthermore, information for inquiries from undergraduate and PhD students, post-docs and bookings or guest researchers are noted below.


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For general inquiries and questions please contact Henrik Schultze or Medina Diedrich.


Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland, director


Dr. habil. PD Heike Oevermann, vice-director
Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46681


Dr. Henrik Schultze, coordinator
Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46683


Medina Diedrich, office management
Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46683


Dr. Markus Kip
Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46684



Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung
Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin


Mohrenstraße 41
10117 Berlin
Räume 418a-c

Office hours: Mondays 10 am-14 pm

Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46683
Fax: +49-(0)30-2093-46682



Undergraduates and PhD students

We recommend those interested in urban research related themes to contact the corresponding research group on our website.


Post-docs with a research focus in urban studies may also take advantage of networking with our Urban Research Groups.
Furthermore, and according to availability, some exchange program positions and visiting guest opportunities may be applied for Guest Researchers at the Georg-Simmel Center. Please send an e-mail informing us of your proposed research project and CV to

Booking inquiries and general Information

As far as our capacities allow, our conference premises can be made available for scientific conference venues (preferably in the area of urban studies). Those wishing to take advantage of this should send an e-mail to

Please inform us of the conference name, expected number of guests and desired period of occupation.

Please take note that there are currently no vacant employment positions and we also are unfortunately unable to allocate any internships.

Guest Researchers

International post-docs and professors from any discipline, who for a limited period of time, are involved in an urban study project in Berlin, may apply for the status of visiting guest academic/ guest researcher at the Georg Simmel Center.

As a guest scientist you will gain access to the infrastructures of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (library, HU-Account) and also the activities and center networks. According to availability you may be able to gain work in our offices during your stay. In return we expect a contribution to the work of the Georg Simmel Center in the form of a publication, a talk/conference or similarly related.

For those interested please send your application + CV and desired time period of stay to