The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) conducts research on peace-relevant issues for the good and benefit of mankind. All activities at PRIF follow the guiding principle of the Leibniz Association “theoria cum praxi”: Conducting knowledge-driven and applied basic research with the pursuit of passing practical outcomes on to politics and society. The institute defines its research topics autonomously as the constitution guarantees complete scientific freedom. PRIF engages in research alliances and is part of various national, international and European institutional as well as educational cooperations. Synergies are created through joint research projects as well as inter- and transdisciplinary exchange. The institute's scientists also engage in teaching activities. Every semester they assume teaching assignments at Goethe University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt.