The Institute for Research on Multilingualism carries out research on various social and educational aspects of multilingualism.

The major topics of our research are (1) oral and written language practices, including multimodal communicational practices, (2) acquisition and development of skills in formal and non-formal education in early childhood, at primary and secondary school, vocational education, the workplace and the university.


  • Research on the different facets of multilingualism across childhood, adolescence and adults, in different social contexts and across different disciplines
  • The impact of multilingualism in the 21st Century Education
  • Interdisciplinary orientation and expertise spanning across different research methods (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method)