Organisation & Profile

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), part of the Leibniz Association and located in Frankfurt am Main, is the largest institute for peace research in Germany, comprising more than 80 staff members.

PRIF sets out to analyze the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions necessary for peace and working to spread the concept of peace. PRIF was founded in 1970 as an independent foundation under public law. The institute became a member of the Leibniz Association in 2009.

PRIF is financed through federal and state funds in equal part. The institute is fully at liberty to determine the topics of its research independently, which is guaranteed by PRIF’s constitution.