The Institute has a multifaceted research profile with a focus on history, politics, culture and remembrance in German-Polish relations. The research fields include international, political, economic and social history as well as gender, art and literature.
The Willy Brandt Center is proud of its various publication series. Monographs, yearbooks and reports are published by Wroclaw University Press and Oficyna Wydawnicza Atut.
One of the Center's concentrations is teaching. The WBZ offers instruction at various levels and in cooperation with different institutes at the University of Wroclaw. Since 2003 the WBZ has also offered a doctoral program that 23 PhD candidates have completed so far.