Guest Researchers

The DZHW invites international and national scientists as guest researchers. Guest researchers are interested in topic-specific collaborations with the research areas of the DZHW or the research data centre fdz.DZHW. They usually network at the DZHW for a contractually agreed period while continuing to work at their respective institutions.

Current Guest Researchers

  • Prof. Dr. Sanaa Ashour (August 2021 - September 2022)
    Al Ain University, Applied Sociology, United Arab Emirates
    Guest researcher in the Governance in Higher Education and Science Department

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    Research interest and focus of the guest researcher's stay
    Higher education research, governance & policy dynamics

    Short CV
    United Arab Emirates. She obtained her PhD in ‘Development Studies’ from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Master's degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Besides teaching and researching sociology, Prof. Dr. Ashour has held senior positions with the UNDP and UNV in the Middle East and Europe. In her research, she examines a range of topics including employability, graduate quality, and the quality of higher education, in particular focusing on mismatches between graduates' qualities and changing labor market needs. Furthermore, she has studied issues related to the quality of higher education including national and international accreditation and the impact of technology on higher education and students' behaviors.

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  • Dr. Zhao Qu (February 2022 - December 2023)
    Dalian, China
    Guest researcher in the Research System and Science Dynamics Department

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    Research interest and focus of the guest researcher's stay
    Science Studies, Bibliometrics, Patent Analysis (Emerging Technology Forecasting and Assessment), Information Visualization (Mapping Knowledge Domain)

    Short CV
    Dr. Zhao Qu studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin from 2016 to 2019 with a scholarship from the Chinese government (CSC) and received her PhD in sociology. After graduation, she was involved as a postdoctoral researcher at DZHW in conducting studies involving the use of bibliometric and patent data and the application of relevant methods for various institutions, including science policy bodies and education and research in Germany and beyond. She has been working at the DZHW in Department 2 "Research System and Science Dynamics" for the project "Determinants and Effects of Cooperation in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Research Collaborations (DEKiF)". From February 2022, she will continue to be involved in research in this area as an international visiting scholar.

    Publications (Selection)

    • Qu, Z., (2021). Research Networks Generated by Organizational Structures, Co-Authorships and Citations: A Case Study of German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). Op Acc J Bio Sci & Res 9(1)
    • Qu, Z., Zhang, S. (2021). References to literature from the business sector in patent documents: a case study of charging technologies for electric vehicles. Scientometrics, 124, 867–886. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03518-1
    • Qu, Z., (2018). Electromobility research in Germany and China: structural differences. Scientometrics, 117(1), 473-493. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2873-9
    • Qu, Z. (2018). Green Innovation Regarding Electromobility in Germany and China: Who and How to Get Involved? Journal of Scientometric Research, 7(1), 01-08. https://doi.org/10.5530/jscires.7.1.1
    • Qu, Z., Zhang, S., & Zhang, C. (2017). Patent research in the field of library and information science: Less useful or difficult to explore? Scientometrics, 111(1), 205-217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-017-2269-2

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Former Guest Researchers

  • Dr. Krzysztof Czarnecki (November 2021 - April 2022)
    Poznań University of Economics and Business, Institute of Socio-Economics, Poland
    Guest researcher in the Educational Careers and Graduate Employment Department

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    Research interest and focus of the guest researcher's stay
    Student funding policies and student welfare

    Short CV
    Assistant professor at the Institute of Socio-Economics, Poznań University of Economics and Business, and an affiliated researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. PhD in Economics (Poznań University of Economics and Business, 2017), MA in Political Science (Adam Mickiewicz University, 2011). Scholarship recipient of the Visby Programme of the Swedish Institute (2017) and the Australian government - Endeavour Research Fellowship (2015). His current research concerns causes and consequences of student funding policies, with a particular focus on the Central-Eastern European countries. Previously, he was investigating inequalities in access to higher education in Poland and Australia in the context of rising enrolments and system stratification.

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  • Dr. David Guillermo Fajardo Ortiz (May 2019 - October 2021)
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Belgium
    Guest researcher in the Research System and Science Dynamics Department

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    Research interest and focus of the guest researcher's stay
    Funding of science, Evolution of biomedical knowledge, Health inequalities, Genome technologies

    Short CV
    I am currently doing my second postdoctoral research stay at the KU Leuven where I investigate the causes and effects of inequality in funding for health research among the countries of the European Union. One of the goals of my current project is to translate scientific evidence into useful knowledge for decision makers and the public. During my stay at the DZHW with financing from the Humboldt Foundation, I analyzed the evolution, organization and financing of research on genome technologies. I have previously worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM in Mexico where I obtained my doctorate in science, winning the Alfonso Caso medal for the best graduate of my generation. To carry out my research, I combine quantitative methods such as the analysis and modeling of complex networks or data mining with qualitative tools such as the critical analysis of academic literature, government documents, news and interviews with key actors.

    Publications (Selection)

    • Fajardo-Ortiz, D., Hornbostel, S., Montenegro de Wit, M., Shattuck, A. (2022). Funding CRISPR: Understanding the role of government and philanthropic institutions in supporting academic research within the CRISPR innovation system. Quantitative Science Studies. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00187
    • Fajardo-Ortiz, D., Shattuck, A., Hornbostel, S. (2020). Mapping the coevolution, leadership and financing of research on viral vectors, RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9 and other genomic editing technologies. PLOS ONE, 15(4), Art.No. ARTN e0227593. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227593
    • Garcia-Pena, C., Miguel Gutierrez-Robledo, L., Cabrera-Becerril, A., Fajardo-Ortiz, D. (2019). Team Assembly Mechanisms and the Knowledge Produced in the Mexico's National Institute of Geriatrics: A Network Analysis and Agent-Based Modeling Approach. SCIENTIFICA, Art.No. ARTN 9127657. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9127657
    • Fajardo-Ortiz, D., Lopez-Cervantes, M., Duran, L., Dumontier, M., Lara, M., Ochoa, H., Castano, V.M. (2017). The emergence and evolution of the research fronts in HIV/AIDS research. PLOS ONE, 12 (5), Art.No. ARTN e0178293. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178293
    • Fajardo, D., Castano, V.M. (2016). Hierarchy of Knowledge Translation: From Health Problems to Ad-Hoc Drug Design. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 23(26), 3000-3012. https://doi.org/110.2174/0929867323666160617101823

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