• Qualitätsentwicklungen in der Wissenschaft

    Quantitative research on the science sector

    The science sector has been acquiring great significance for more and more areas of our society. This makes it all the more important for the science system to be structured and funded as advantageously as possible. To an increasing degree, questions regarding the quality and productivity of science and research are being addressed with the help of indicators from which information about quality, the factors that define it, and the factors that bring it about can be derived. One aim of the funding line "Quantitative research on the science sector" is to make even better use of such indicators' value for research on the science system – and, in the process, to develop new indicators where appropriate.

  • Gründung Arbeitskreis

    Research data for science

    Starting right away, the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) is making survey data available via its new research-data centre. The data are thus available to researchers for further studies.

    The survey data include the DZHW Panel Study of School Leavers with a Higher Education Entrance Qualification, the DZHW Graduate Panel, the DZHW German Student Social Survey and the DZHW Panel Study of PhD holders (Promoviertenpanel). The database available overall will continue to grow in the coming months. All data are provided as Scientific Use Files (SUF) or Campus Use Files (CUF). The establishment of the DZHW's research-data centre has been supported with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

University of Arizona

Institutes Abroad

CSHE Arizona

Center for the Study of Higher Education 

University of Arizona, USAmore: CSHE Arizona.

Helga Nowotny

Background | A perspective on 60 years of research on higher education and science

Interview with Prof. Dr. Helga Nowotny

In the fifth part of the interview series, the Austrian science researcher and professor emerita of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Helga Nowotny (born 1937), reports on the formative influence of the well-known scientific sociologist Robert Merton during her PhD period at Columbia University and the beginnings of science research in Bielefeld and Europe. more: 60 years of research.

Rhodes University

Institutes Abroad


Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning 

Rhodes University, South Africamore: CHERTL.


Institutes Abroad │Interview with Prof. Dr. Rajani Naidoo

Multi-level, Interdisciplinary, Comparative, Innovative Research on Higher Education

The International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) is one of the internationally most visible and recognized British research centres on Higher Education. It aims at generating innovative and alternative strategies for higher education systems. Therefore, it puts an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and international integration. 

Prof. Dr. Rajani Naidoo is Professor of Higher Education Management and Director of the ICHEM. Her main research interests include Public sector markets and new public management; trans-national higher education and global governance as well as academic profession and students as consumers of higher education.more: Multi-level, Interdisciplinary, Comparative, Innovative Research on Higher Education.