Bernd Kleimann

Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann

Research Area Governance in Higher Education and Science
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Bernd Kleimann is head of the Research Area "Governance in Higher Education and Science" at DZHW. He received his postdoctoral qualification (habilitation) in sociology with particular regard to higher education research and organisational sociology from the University of Kassel in 2015. In 2000 he was awarded a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Gießen. He studied philosophy and German literature at the Universities of Hagen, Marburg, and Tübingen and worked as researcher at the University of Hamburg. Before joining DZHW in 2014, he conducted research in the area of e-learning and higher education development at HIS GmbH in Hannover. He teaches at the University of Kassel and as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Osnabrück.

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Academic research fields

Higher education institutions (with special regard to formal organisations), social theory and communication theory, organisational sociology, governance in higher education

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Research cluster: Academic Career Dynamics and Professorial Recruitment
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Das Dilemma mit den Experten - Ein Expertendilemma?

Kleimann, B. (1996).
Das Dilemma mit den Experten - Ein Expertendilemma? In H.-U. Nennen & D. Garbe (Hrsg.), Das Expertendilemma. Zur Rolle wissenschaftlicher Gutachter in der öffentlichen Meinungsbildung (S. 183-215). Berlin u.a.: Springer.
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Konfliktbearbeitung durch Verständigung. Überlegungen zu Begriff und Funktion des Diskurses.

Kleimann, B. (1996, September).
Konfliktbearbeitung durch Verständigung. Überlegungen zu Begriff und Funktion des Diskurses. Vortrag im Rahmen eines Workshops des Forschungsprojekts "Theorien des Diskurses" der Akademie für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart.
Curriculum Vitae
since 05/2020

Professorship "Governance in Higher Education and Science" at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Kassel and Head of the research area 3 Governance in Higher Education and Science at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies

01/2016 - 05/2020

Acting Head of research area 3 Governance in Higher Education and Science at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies

02/2015

Habilitation in Sociology at the University of Kassel

seit 10/2014

Researcher at the DZHW, research unit Governance, Financing, Evaluation

11/2013 - 10/2016

BMBF research project "LiBerTas - Performance Evaluation in Appointment Procedures - the Changing Tradition of Hiring Professors in Academia"

since 2010

Lecturer in the Masters's program "Science and Society" (Leibniz University Hannover)

2010 - 05/2013

DFG research project "University presidents as institutional entrepreneurs" (DFG reference GZ KL 1344/2-1) in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Eva Barlösius (Leibniz University Hannover)

seit 2009

Researcher and project manager in the "Higher Education Management" department of HIS GmbH, now DZHW since 9/2013 (HIS-HE)

2006 - 2009

Deputy Head of the department "Research and Teaching Management" at HIS GmbH

2001 - 2006

Researcher at HIS GmbH

2000 - 2001

Freelance management consultant

2000

Postdoctoral scholarship (DFG Research Training Group Hamburg)

2000

Doctorate in philosophy at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen

seit 1999

Lecturer (Universities of Rostock, FU Berlin, Hannover, Hildesheim)

1999

Researcher at the department of Educational Sciences at the University of Hamburg

1994 - 1997

Doctoral fellow (DFG Research Training Group Hamburg)

1994

Masters's degree (University of Tübingen), with distinction

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Memberships and positions

  • Board member of INCHER-Kassel
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Center for Science and Research Management Speyer
  • Co-editor of the journal Hochschulmanagement
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of Wi-Ho Forschung
  • Fellow at Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS)