Advisory Board


Introducing the Advisory Board (WiHo-Beirat)

The advisory board consists of four persons, in a 2 + 2 arrangement that covers the two main relevant research emphases, i.e. research on higher education and research on science.

The advisory board members who represent the emphasis on higher education research are Edith Braun, head of a research group at the University of Kassel's International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER), and Bernd Kleimann, an acting research-area head at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hannover. 

The advisory board members who represent the emphasis on research on science are Martina Franzen, a research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), and David Kaldewey, junior professor at the University of Bonn's Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW).

Advisory Board

Porträtfoto Prof. BraunProf. Dr. Edith Braun

Since 2018 Edith Braun is professor for university didactics with a focus on teacher training at the Justus Liebig University Gießen. Before, she was director of the Division of Higher Education Management at the HIS-Institut für Hochschulententwicklung e.V. (HIS-HE) in Hannover. Aditionally, she directed a research group at INCHER, in Kassel, and was scientific head of the HIS Institute for Higher Education Research (HIS-HF). She also served as deputy chairperson of the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung, an association for research on higher education. She studied psychology at Philipps-Universität Marburg and at Freie Universität Berlin, where she did a doctorate and qualified as a university lecturer with the topic “Competence Orientation in renewed Higher Education Teaching”. 

Her research emphases include: Learning outcomes, competence orientation, quality assurance for teaching, learning environments and teaching settings.

Porträtfoto Prof. FranzenDr. Martina Franzen

Dr. Martina Franzen is a Research Fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), where she is responsible for the research field "digitalization of science" within the "Science Policy Studies" research group. She studied sociology, philosophy and German literature and language at the University of Bremen and Kiel University. She received her PhD in 2010 from Bielefeld University. Currently, she is directing a project, funded by Stiftung Mercator, on the societal impact of science in the framework of research evaluation.  

Her research emphases include: Cultures of scientific publication and assessment, digital change, and open science.

Porträtfoto Prof. KaldewayProf. Dr. David Kaldewey

David Kaldewey, Professor for Science Studies and Science Policy, is Director of the Department for Science Studies at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) in Bonn (both positions since 2018). David Kaldewey studied social sciences at HU Berlin, and he earned his PhD in 2012 at Bielefeld University. From 2014 to 2017, he held a junior professorship for "science studies and sociological theory" at the FIW.

His research emphases include: Sociology of knowledge in science policy, responsivity of science, and historical change in scientific identity development.

Porträtforo Prof. KleinmannPD Dr. Bernd Kleimann

Beginning in 2001, Dr. Bernd Kleimann worked for various periods of time as a research associate at HIS GmbH. Since 2016, he has been acting head of the research area  "Governance in Higher Education and Science" at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hannover. In 2000, following studies of philosophy and contemporary German literature at the universities of Hagen, Marburg and Tübingen, Kleimann earned a doctorate in philosophy at Giessen University (Justus Liebig University – JLU). In 2015, he earned a Habilitation (qualification for a teaching career in higher education) in sociology at the University of Kassel.

His research emphases include: Higher education institutions (with special regard to formal organisations), social theory and communication theory, organisational sociology, and governance in higher education.