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Consortium

The consortium consists of representatives of several research institutions that work in higher education research and science studies in Germany, each institution having its own individual research focus. The members meet each year to plan the upcoming summer school.

 

Members of the consortium

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Prof. Dr. Eva Barlösius

Leibniz Center for Science and Society
Leibniz Universität Hannover

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Eva Barlösius is Professor for Sociology with a focus on macrosociology and social structural analysis at the Leibniz University of Hanover. In 2010 she established the interdisciplinary master program on 'Science and Society', which is jointly organized with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). From 2015 to 2018 she built up the Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), an inter-faculty and interdisciplinary research center at the Leibniz University of Hanover. The LCSS runs together with the DZHW the Graduate School 'Science and Society'. Her actual research interests are research infrastructures, data sharing, the introduction of tenure-track professorships in Germany, and random selection in science.

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Dr. Sandra Beaufaÿs

University of Duisburg
Koordinations- und Forschungsstelle des
Netzwerks Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW

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Sandra Beaufaÿs works as a research associate and scientific editor at the coordination and research unit of the Network for Women and Gender Studies NRW at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She received her doctorate in sociology at the TU Darmstadt in 2003, in a DFG project at the interface between sociology of gender and science studies. She was research manager and scientific editor to the managing director of the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt am Main from 2002-2006. This was followed by work as a university lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, Department of Gender Sociology and Gender Studies at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, as a researcher in the project 'Women in Advanced Research' at the University of Hamburg, and as a research associate at the University of Bielefeld as well as for the Center of Excellence Women and Science at the Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences in Cologne.

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Dr. Roland Bloch

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg,
Zentrum für Schul- und Bildungsforschung

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Dr. Roland Bloch is research associate at the Center for School and Educational Research at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg and board member of the Society for Higher Education Research (GfHf). He studied Political Science, Philosophy, and American studies at the University of Leipzig and at Vanderbilt University (US). In 2008, he received his PhD in Political Science at University of Leipzig with a dissertation on the effects of the Bologna reforms on students’ practice. From 2014 to 2017 Roland Bloch was research associate at the Institute of Sociology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and from 2007 to 2014 at the Institute for Higher Education Research Halle-Wittenberg. His main research interests are the structure and organization of academic practice, vertical differentiations in higher education, and the genesis and implementation of higher education reforms.

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Prof. Dr. Christiane Gross

University of Würzburg

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Christiane Gross is professor of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences and director of the Institute of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Würzburg. After studying sociology in Augsburg and Munich (LMU), she worked at the universities in Munich (LMU), Kiel, Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Hanover, as well as being interim professor at the University of Konstanz. She has also worked on several projects funded by the DFG and BMBF, including the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Her dissertation thesis at the CAU Kiel was awarded the Faculty Prize in 2009. She r eceived a habilitation (post.doc qualification) scholarship financed by the Federal Government for her habilitation at CAU Kiel. Her research and teaching interests include social stratification in (higher) education, work and health.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinze

University of Wuppertal,
Interdisciplinary Center for Science and
Technology Studies (IZWT)

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Thomas Heinze is professor of Organizational Sociology and deputy director of the IZWT. Professor Heinze has conducted several research projects on the scientific performance of national research systems, focusing on institutional conditions for scientific creativity and organizational change in large research infrastructures. Before moving to Wuppertal, he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (2001-07), and the universities of Twente (2007-08) and Bamberg (2008-11). He has published Institutionelle Erneuerungsfähigkeit der Forschung (Springer, 2012, with Georg Krücken) and Innovation in Science and Organizational Renewal. Historical and Sociological Perspectives (Palgrave, 2016, with Richard Münch). He has been guest professor at the universities of Göteborg (2013), Arizona State (2017) and Caltech (2018).

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Prof. Dr. Michael Hölscher

German University of Administrative Sciences,
Speyer

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Michael Hoelscher, sociologist, holds a PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin and a habilitation (post-doc qualification) from University of Heidelberg. Before becoming a professor in Higher Education Management at the German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, he taught as a professor for Empirical Social Research at TU Chemnitz and worked as postdoc at the universities of Heidelberg and Oxford. He is member of the editorial boards of 'Hochschulmanagement', 'Zeitschrift für empirische Hochschulforschung' and 'Global Perspectives', board member of the Centre for Science and Research Management (ZWM) and Senior Fellow at the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV). His research interests are higher education, research and science; creative cities; innovation and creativity as well as culture, always with a special focus on an international comparative perspective.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Hornbostel

German Centre for Higher Education Research
and Science Studies (DZHW),
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Professor Stefan Hornbostel studied Social Sciences at the University of Gö-ttingen and took his Ph.D. at the Freie Universität Berlin. After his studies, he worked at the universities of Kassel, Cologne, Jena and Dortmund, as well as at the Centre of Higher Education Development (CHE - Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung). Stefan Hornbostel is professor at the Department of Social Sciences (Science Studies) at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He was director of the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance from 2005 to 2015. Since 2016 he has been head of Research Area 2: Research System and Science Dynamics, at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies. His research interests are in the field of science studies, bibliometrics and sociology of elites.

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Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans

German Centre for Higher Education Research
and Science Studies (DZHW),
Leibniz Universität Hannover

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Professor Monika Jungbauer-Gans studied sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 1992 and a postdoc qualification (habilitation) in 2001. She held a temporary appointment as professor of sociological theory at the University of Wuppertal from 2002 to 2004. She held the chair of sociology at Kiel University from 2005 to 2010 and the chair of empirical economic sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 2010 to 2015. She has been scientific director of the German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) since September 2015.

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Prof. Dr. David Kaldewey

Forum Internationale Wissenschaft,
University of Bonn

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David Kaldewey is professor for science studies and science policy at the University of Bonn. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Bielefeld University. His research focuses on historical and contemporary science policy discourses, models and concepts of research, and research atmospheres in universities around the globe. In his book Wahrheit und Nützlichkeit (2013), he explored discourses on the goals and values of science in a longue-durée perspective. The recently published volume Basic and Applied Research (2018, with Désirée Schauz) reconstructs the language of science policy in the 20th century. Other publications deal with the changing relationship of science and politics, particularly with the contemporary pluralization of science policy discourses and how they transform the identity work of scholars, scientists and policy makers.

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Prof. Dr. Anna Kosmützky

Leibniz Center for Science and Society,
Leibniz University Hannover

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Anna Kosmützky is a professor for the “Methodology of Higher Education and Science Research” at the Leibniz Center of Science and Society (LCSS) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. She obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from Bielefeld University in 2010 and worked at the International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel) from 2009-2017. Her research comprises higher education research, science research, and organizational studies. Her research focusses on the methodology of comparative research, in particular international comparative research (including international collaborative research), internationalization, globalization, and transnationalization processes in higher education (and beyond) as well as institutional and organizational change of higher education and research organizations.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Krücken

International Centre for Higher Education Research
Kassel (INCHER-Kassel), University of Kassel

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Georg Krücken is professor of Higher Education Research and director of INCHER-Kassel, the International Centre for Higher Education Research, both at the University of Kassel. After undergraduate and graduate studies in sociology, philosophy, and political sciences at Bielefeld University and the University of Bologna, Krücken received his Ph.D. in sociology from Bielefeld University in 1996. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (Department of Sociology and School of Education) and taught as a guest professor at the Institute for Science Studies, University of Vienna, and at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, Sciences Po, Paris. Before coming to Kassel he held the endowed chair for Higher Education and Science Management* at the University of Speyer. Krücken is president of the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (Society for Higher Education Research), spokesperson of the research network New Institutionalism and member of Academia Europaea.

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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Centre for Higher Education (Zentrum für
HochschulBildung; zhb),
TU Dortmund University

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Liudvika Lei¨ytė (PhD in Public Administration) is Professor of Higher Education, visiting senior scholar at CHEPS, University of Twente and vice director of the Center of Higher Education, TU Dortmund University in Germany. She has widely published on the topics of university governance reforms, university organizational transformation, quality in higher education, professional autonomy and academic productivity in five books and prestigious peer-reviewed journals and handbooks in higher education and science studies. In 2018 she received the Emerald Literati Award for the article on university transformation in the Learning Organization journal. Prof. Lei¨ytė is a member of editorial boards of Triple Helix, European Journal of Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Acta Pedagogica Vilnensis. She is co-convenor of the higher education network of the European Education Research Association (EERA), board member of the German higher education association (GfHf) and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Agency.

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Dr. Andrea Löther

GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences,
Centre of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS)

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GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Center of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS) in the department for Monitoring Society and Social Change (DBG)
Andrea Löther is deputy head and senior researcher at the Centre of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS). She studied history, sociology and European ethnology in Marburg and Bielefeld, finishing her studies with a PhD in history. From 1997 to 2000, she was gender equality officer at the University of Bielefeld. She has been working as senior researcher at the Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS since 2000.
Main activities: gender equality policies in higher education; monitoring and evaluation of gender equality policies; gender statistics and gender in university ranking; gender aspects in working conditions of academic staff.

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Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen

Munich Center for Technology in Society,
Technical University of Munich

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Sabine Maasen studied sociology, linguistics and psychology at the University of Bielefeld. After receiving her doctorate in sociology (1996) and her habilitation (2001), she was appointed to a professorship for science research/ sociology of science at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Since December 2013, she holds the Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair in Sociology of Science at Technical University of Munich. She is head of Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), which conducts multidisciplinary research on 'science and technology in technologized societies'. Sabine Maasen is a member of many committees, such as the scientific commission of the German Council of Science and Humanities. Her research focus is on interdisciplinary and transversal TechnoSciences, notably in the domain of neurotechnology.

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Sabrina Petersohn

German Centre for Higher Education Research
and Science Studies (DZHW), Interdisciplinary
Network for Studies Investigating Science and
Technology (INSIST)

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Sabrina Petersohn studied sociology, political sciences and public law at the University of Potsdam. She worked at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences as a research associate from 2012 until 2016. Here she was partly responsible for the project “BibPro: Research evaluation in transition: The institutionalization of bibliometrics as a scientific field and professionalization as an expert field”, a joint project with the University of Wuppertal. She studied the professionalization of bibliometrics from the perspective of different users of bibliometric expertise, such as academic librarians, expert organizations or research managers. Sabrina started to work at the DZHW in April 2017 in the project “Research Core Dataset Helpdesk”.

In the context of the Summer School Sabrina Petersohn acts as a representative of the Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology (INSIST). Every year, this network offers a workshop as a part of the Summer School programme.

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Prof. Dr. Martin Reinhart

German Centre for Higher Education Research
and Science Studies (DZHW),
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Professor Martin Reinhart studied sociology, economics and computer science at the University of Basel (Switzerland), specialising in science studies and the work of Robert K. Merton. From 2004 to 2010 he did his doctorate in the context of a research project about peer review procedures in science at the Science Studies Program in Basel. He was a lecturer at the universities of Basel, Lucerne, and ETH Zürich from 2010, and a post-doc in the research project 'Reproducibility and Innovation – Boundary Work in Science' at the Collegium Helveticum (ETH Zürich) from 2011. He has been assistant professor at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin since September 2012 and has been working in Research Area 2: Research System & Science Dynamics at the DZHW since 2016.

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Dr. Dagmar Simon

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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Prof. Dr. Uwe Wilkesmann

Centre for Higher Education (Zentrum für
HochschulBildung; zhb), TU Dortmund University

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Uwe Wilkesmann is director of the Centre for Higher Education (zhb), TU Dortmund University. He holds a chair for Organization Studies, Management of Continuing Education, and Social Management. He was adjunct professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University between 2008 and 2014 and professor at the LMU University of Munich and at the University of Hamburg. Uwe received his PhD and habilitation (German professorship qualification) from the Ruhr University, Bochum. He has published many articles and books about higher education research and knowledge management, for example in organization studies, higher education, studies in higher education, tertiary education and management. His current research interests focus on higher education research and knowledge transfer.

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Prof. Dr. Andrä Wolter

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin