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Welcome to the HIIK

At the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg


The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) is an independent and interdisciplinary registered association located at the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.

Since 1991, the HIIKs commitment is dedicated to the distribution of knowledge over the emergence, course, and settlement of interstate and intrastate political conflicts.

The Conflict Barometer is published annually and contains current research findings for each given year. Furthermore, the HIIK updates and maintains the conflict database CONTRA.

To find out more about the Conflict Barometer and its related work as well as the underlying methodology, please navigate to the according categories.

Launch of the Conflict Barometer 2015

The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) will publish its new data and analyses on political conflicts for the year 2015 on February 26, 2016.

The Conflict Barometer 2015 provides information for both intra- and interstate conflicts and on violent as well as non-violent conflicts. The press conference will be held at 9 am CET at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA). At 12 am CET, the Conflict Barometer 2015 will be available for download on our website.

For more information please contact info@hiik.de.

Conflict Barometer 2014


  • You can download the digital version of the Conflict Barometer 2014 (PDF) here and we are glad to be able to present it to you! Members of the press as well as other interested readers are welcome to download our press kit, which contains all current maps and graphs.

    The printed version of the Conflict Barometer 2014 can be ordered in the course of the next days.


Conflict Barometer 2013


  • You can download the digital version of the Conflict Barometer 2013 (PDF) here and we are glad to be able to present it to you! Along with the usual regional and world maps you may find this year for the first time maps detailing conflict dynamics on a regional and monthly level. Members of the press as well as other interested readers are welcome to download our press kit, which contains all current maps and graphs.

    The printed version of the Conflict Barometer 2013 can be ordered here.







address Heidelberger Institut für Internationale Konfliktforschung e.V.
Bergheimer Str. 58
69115 Heidelberg
Germany
phone +49.6221.54.3198
fax +49.6221.54.2896
e-mail info@hiik.de


Fundraising Campaign 2013


The HIIK Fundraising Campaign lasted from October 1, 2013, until January 31, 2014. The intention was to raise EUR 32,000 / USD 43,300 for the implementation of planned innovations, for instance an interactive Conflict Barometer on the website of the HIIK with free access. Although we achieved with EUR 5,423 only a portion of the declared goal, we are more than motivated to continue our voluntary work, keeping in mind that the Conflict Barometer has many supporters.

We are especially grateful for the contributions of Ellerbrock Konferenztechnik, Birgitt Lehnard-Schelenz and Alfred Schelenz, Julian-G. Albert, Ursula and Peter Leo Byrne, Zbigniew Lach, Ruben Drews, and all other donors. The raised funds will help us improve our editing database and constitute a basis for the abovementioned project of the interactive Conflict Barometer.

Conflict Barometer 2012


  • Click here to receive our Conflict Barometer in print version, digitally, or as part of an extended “supporter edition".

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