Exploring the world of higher education research – Key Actors in Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS)

You’re an early-career higher education researcher? One of those hybrid academics who doesn’t really fit into traditional typologies? Don’t lose hope, not yet. In most of my studies, I was tempted to fall toward computational techniques and reporting methods or to automate cumbersome tasks as much as possible. Those powerful temptations normally won the battle. To make it clearer, I’m a geeky sociologist – someone who’s never accepted as a pure sociologist among other sociologists but never gets accepted as a pure coder among computer scientists, web developers, or programmers either!

Call for Posters: Academia in the Age of Comparison: Methodological and Empirical Perspectives in an Interdisciplinary Dialogue


When: June 13-14, 2019 Where: Leibniz Center for Science and Society, Leibniz University Hanover Deadline for abstracts: March 4, 2019 Academia is in an age of comparison. Momentous processes like globalization, marketization, and digitalization are not only of general societal relevance, but are also pushed by and simultaneously push comparisons in academia. In this climate, comparison ‘strikes back.’ […]