The German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) carries out application-oriented empirical research in the field of higher education research and science studies. DZHW also provides research-based services for policy-makers in higher education and science. Another of its tasks is to provide research infrastructure for national and international higher education research and science studies. DZHW is committed to politically independent research of excellent quality. Its research work and service provision are organised by topic and content into four research areas. It also contains several research clusters that work on cross-departmental focus topics.

Recent Projects


The Network of International Student Mobility

Promoting transnational student mobility is high on national and European educational agendas. Many previous studies on this topic focus on what attracts...

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Internal Differentiation of Professorships

Professorships can be regarded as archetypical elements of higher education institutions (HEI) as well as small institutions, i.e. historically long-lived,...

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The Network of International Student Mobility
Internal Differentiation of Professorships
Migration-specific differences in the transition to tertiary education
The Future of Faculties at Universities
Influence of social background on the educational and occupational reorientation after higher education dropout
Change of Higher Education Institution - delaying the drop-out or improving the situation of study?
Social background of Professors at German Universities of Applied Sciences
Information system on research expenditures in Germany (DASTAT) for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the reporting system FOSTAT
Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Professional Practice in Graduate Education
BMBF data portal on education and research
Experimental Study on the Methodology of Online Surveys (ESMO)
Joint research project Nationwide graduate panel(buwAP)
Wissenschaft weltoffen 2018 - dates and facts on the international nature of studies and research in Germany
Measures to Increase the Efficiency of the Research Data Centre of the DZHW in the Areas of Data Ingest, User Requests and Communication


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