Summer School

The interdisciplinary Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies is jointly organised by a consortium of higher education research and science studies institutions in Germany and has been taking place since 2015. The summer school’s office is located at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hannover.

Members of the consortium
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Barlösius (Leibniz Center for Science and Society, Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Dr. Sandra Beaufays (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Gross (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinze (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hölscher (Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Hornbostel (DZHW/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans (DZHW/Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Prof. Dr. David Kaldewey (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Krücken (INCHER-Kassel, Universität Kassel)
  • Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte (Technische Universität Dortmund)
  • Dr. Andrea Löther (GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften)
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen (Technische Universität München)
  • Sabrina Petersohn (DZHW/INSIST)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Reinhart (DZHW/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Dr. Dagmar Simon (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Wilkesmann (Technische Universität Dortmund)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrä Wolter (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

The focus topic of the summer school will change annually since each year one member of the consortium of organisers is hosting the event and consequently, it will take place at different locations in Germany. The school is generously funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Participants will have the opportunity to present their research and take part in additional activities such as workshops or evening lessons. Presenting participants may obtain 5 ECTS credits.

Each year renowned international experts are invited to give key note speeches and comment on the participants' presentations and research projects. Furthermore high ranking representatives of the consortium of organisers will take part and give advice for young researchers.

The Summer School of 2019 will take place at Technische Universität München.

Past Summer Schools

2018 Forum Internationale Wissenschaft Bonn and University of Bonn
Focus topic: Science and Politics - Exploring Relations Between Academic Research, Higher Education and Science Policy

2017 INCHER and University of Kassel
Focus topic: Boundaries in Science and Higher Education (Research)

2016 DZHW and Leibniz University of Hannover
Focus topic: Science and Academic Careers

2015 Humboldt University of Berlin
Focus topic: Quo vadis wissenschaftliche Qualität?


Monika Jungbauer-Gans
Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans +49 511 450670-910
Susanne Redeke
Susanne Redeke office +49 511 450670-106