The InIIS is a research institution for political science at the department for social sciences (Fachbereich 8) at the University Bremen and one of the fundamental institutions of the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) und the master programme International Relations. The InIIS links the research fields "International Relations" and  "European Policy" with "Political Theory". With its transnational research profile it represents a core area of the department for social science’s activities in research and teaching.