The research activities of the Sigmund-Freud-Institut can be differentiated into four research areas. In all the ongoing projects the SFI tries to take up the specific tradition of this famous institution and to integrate it with challenges of a contemporary psychoanalytic research institute.

Research areas – inter-divisional

Research Area I:
Digitalisation, optimisation and sustainability

Research Area II:
Psychosocial consequences of migration and flight

Research Area III:
Psychotherapy and psychoanalytic conceptual research

Research Area IV:
Authoritarianism, antisemitism and consequences of the Nazi era