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.
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).
How valuable is the role played by online-supported teaching and learning methods at higher education institutions? What added value do they provide, and what technical, didactic and organisational obstacles need to be overcome in connection with them? The funding line "Research on digital higher education" ("Forschung zur digitalen Hochschulbildung"), which was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in February 2016, focuses on higher education institutions' current e-learning practice. In addition, it studies the potential applications of new technical developments from other societal areas.
Die diesjährige »Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies« fand vom 9. bis 13. Oktober 2017 an der Universität Kassel statt.
Boundaries - Grenzen - waren das Thema der diesjährigen »Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies«, die vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefördert wurde und im Oktober an der Universität Kassel stattfand.
Der thematische Fokus lag auf disziplinären und terminologischen Grenzen, solchen zwischen Organisationen, Karrieresystemen, methodischen und theoretischen Ansätzen sowie zwischen Generationen in Hochschule, Wissenschaft und Forschung.