International Research Unit for Multilingualism -
Internationale Forschungsstelle für Mehrsprachigkeit (IFM)
Multilingualism is becoming more and more important in our globalized world. It is therefore a key resource with paramount meaning, for the individual as for society as a whole. In the majority of the world’s regions, multilingualism is part of everyday life – in Central Europe, though, it is still understood as something exceptional.
The IFM has established a research unit which offers national and international fellow researchers and academics the chance to work on current projects. Additionally the IFM aims to build a network of young and established researchers within the field, of universities as well as between university, society and the industry.
The IFM offers seminars and a variety of events regarding multilingualism, to communicate recent results from scientific surveys and to create a better understanding for the advantages of growing up multilingually. You are welcome to contact the IFM for information and individual questions. You can find further information on this website.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Maria Riehl
Chair of the Institute for German as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
and founder of the Internationale Research Unit for Multilingualism / Internationale Forschungsstelle für Mehrsprachigkeit (IFM)