Research Department


In 1998, the Center ÜBERLEBEN founded its research department, making it the only German-speaking treatment center for victims of war and torture with such a facility. In close cooperation with the therapeutic team, the researchers develop therapy modules and diagnostic instruments that are used at the Center ÜBERLEBEN as well as other clinical facilities.

Owing to the long-term basic funding provided through Prof. Jan Phillip Reemtsma (Hamburg Institute for Social Research), external funds have been made available for further projects. The original reasearch position could therefore be expanded to a research department.


The ongoing research projects by the Center are undertaken in cooperation with the Free University Berlin, the University of Zurich, the University of Southhampton, the Medical University Charité in Berlin, the University of Greifswald, the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the University of Dresden and the University of Bielefeld, among others.