Title: Summer School "Boundaries in Science and Higher Education (Research)"
Start date: 09 October
End date: 13 October
Organizer: INCHER-Kassel
Location: University of Kassel

The 2017 Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies will take place at the University of Kassel, October 9 -13 - organized by the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel).

The 2017 Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies addresses questions related to boundaries like those between disciplines and terminologies, the public and the private sector, organizations, career systems, methodological and theoretical approaches, as well as generations. Boundaries may limit research and innovation but may also enable original approaches and produce new results.

The summer school "Boundaries in Science and Higher Education (Research)" raises questions like:

  • How to conduct international comparative research in a world where social spaces become more and more global?
  • How can boundaries help to identify causal effects in empirical research?
  • How can we advance our methods and methodological frameworks connecting micro-, meso-, and macro-level and mixed-method approaches?
  • How can we benefit from interacting across the boundaries of fields and disciplines?
  • How does the globalization of higher education relate to national academic labor markets?
  • How does the geographically bounded university organization survive in an era of digitalization?
  • How does the interaction of different kinds of research organizations, both public and private, reshape the boundaries between them?