The Center for Comparative Research on Democracy was founded in January 2021 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The Center is funded by Stiftung Mercator and Einstein Stiftung Berlin. The Center’s main aim is to conduct and promote interdisciplinary and comparative research on democracy.
The Center has four main pillars: Contemporary Turkey Studies, Einstein Fellows Research Group, Academic Freedom Network and Einstein Research Project. With these four pillars, the Center fosters the study and innovative research on contemporary Turkey to strengthen the place of Turkey studies in social scientific research in Germany and Europe. It provides opportunities and platforms for scholars at risk and facilitate exchange of ideas on academic freedom.