Prof. 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.
Dr. Martina Franzen
Prof. Dr. David Kaldewey
Prof. Dr. David Kaldewey is professor for science research and sociological theory (since January 2014) at Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW; Forum for international science) at the University of Bonn. In addition, he directs a junior research group, funded by Stiftung Mercator, entitled "Discovery, study and processing of major societal problems" ("Entdeckung, Erforschung und Bearbeitung gesellschaftlicher Großprobleme"). David Kaldeway studied social sciences at HU Berlin, and he earned his PhD in 2012 at Bielefeld University.
His research emphases include: Sociology of knowledge in science policy, responsivity of science, and historical change in scientific identity development.
PD 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.