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


Subjective and objective professional success of PhD holders in Germany

Germany is the OECD country with the second largest number of doctoral degrees per year, ranking only below the USA. A PhD title is generally a prerequisite...

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Developing a classification of interdisciplinary research fields for the „Research Core Dataset“

Grant Agreement Nr. KDSFF2020B In 2016, the German Council of Science and Humanities issued

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