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.

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Changes in the governance structure of research have resulted in a growing need for information to enable strategic management of higher education institutions. As a consequence, new occupational...

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Monitoring Appointment Procedures

The project examines the (procedural) quality assurance in appointment affairs provided by officers for appointment procedures at German universities. Following the recommendations of the German...

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Monitoring Appointment Procedures
A critical evaluation of the BIH Charité (Junior) Clinician Scientist Program
Indicators, Measurement and the Perfomance of Quality Assurance: “Third-Mission” Activities in the Social Sciences and Humanities (IMPaQT)
Junior Research Group: Mobility of the Highly Skilled
Digitalisation and metrification of science using platform-based infrastructure
Determinants and effects of cooperation in homogeneous and heterogeneous research clusters (DEKiF)
Translation between Innovation, Transfer and Evaluation
GRant AllocatioN Disparities from a gender perspective (GRANteD)
Quality measures for the evaluation of biomedical research (QuaMedFo)
RISIS – Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Policy Studies
Comparative Governance of Higher Education Institutions in the German Federal States (VerGHiL)
Die Studierendenbefragung in Deutschland
Career decisions and career paths of doctorate holders – on the multifunctionality of the doctoral degree (BuWiN 2021)
Sectoral and Institutional Nowcast for Bibliometric Impact Indicators (SINBRI)


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