Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg combines historical, economic and social science expertise. Its research focuses on the areas of Southeastern Europe and the territory of the former Soviet Union. IOS is a young institution, yet rich in tradition due to the history of its predecessor institutions. It was founded in 2012 by a merger of two institutes, renowned for their research on East and Southeastern Europe – the Institute for Southeast European Studies, founded in 1930, and the Institute for East European Studies, founded in 1952.