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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Educational paths of school leavers with a higher education entrance qualification - Panel Study of School Leavers with a Higher Education Entrance Qualification 2015
Analytical Framework for Higher Education Institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia 2020
Careers of PhD Holders - doctorate conditions, career entry and career development of doctorate holders from the 2014 examination cohort
Graduate panel, examination cohort 2013
Evaluation of the funding programme "Advancement through Education: Open Universities"
Colleges of Music Benchmarking Club
Educational paths of school leavers with a higher education entrance qualification
DZHW Scientists Surveys – a barometer for the academic world
Benchmarking HEIs - Comparison of indicators in research and education
Graduate panel, examination cohort 2009
National Educational Panel: From Higher Education to the Labour Market
Competence Centre for Bibliometrics
EFI-Studies on the German innovation system
Study quality monitor
National report on education "Education in Germany"


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