• Qualitätsentwicklungen in der Wissenschaft

    New funding announcement in the area of "quality developments in science"

    The science system is traditionally seen as having a strong orientation to performance and quality. Over the past few years, most of the discussion on science-sector reform has been focusing on one topic in particular: a systemic view of "quality." In the coming years, critical reflection on this development, and generation of empirically backed findings for designing quality-assurance frameworks, are to make up a priority topic area within the BMBF funding priority "research on higher education and science." A first pertinent funding announcement, focusing on research questions in the area of "quality developments in science," was published on 21 March 2018. The deadline for submission of project summaries is 1 June 2018.

  • Gründung Arbeitskreis

    New research group for research on higher education and science

    The areas of research on higher education and research on science have long stayed surprisingly separate from one another, even though their research focuses overlap extensively. The new research group, sited within the Science and technology studies (Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung) section of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), focuses on those topics that, from a sociological perspective, come to the forefront in close examination of the overlap between the two research fields.

    The research group's first event, devoted to the topic "The interrelationships between the organization and production of scientific knowledge", will take place in connection with the next DGS Congress, which will be held in Göttingen in the period 24-28 September 2018.

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Marion Weissenberger-Eibl

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Promoting Innovation through Innovation Research

Marion Weissenberger-Eibl is head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI). Since 2013, she has also held the Chair for Innovation and Technology Management at the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Her research focuses include innovation-conducive frameworks and their impacts, innovation management and strategic, technology-oriented foresight and planning. mehr: Promoting Innovation through Innovation Research.

University of Bath

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International Centre for Higher Education Management 

University of Bath, UKmehr: ICHEM.

University of Porto

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Center for Research in Higher Education Policies 

University of Porto & University of Aveiro, Portugalmehr: CIPES.

Armin Grunwald

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Developing options for shaping technological development processes

Armin Grunwald is head of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He also holds the Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at Karlsruhe University. As head of the Office of Technology Assessment (TAB), he advises the German Bundestag regarding issues pertaining to scientific and technological change. His research focuses on the areas of sustainability, technology assessment and ethics related to new technologies. mehr: Developing options for shaping technological development processes.

York University

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Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) 

York University, Canadamehr: DepSTS.