Projects Completed

Organization development through internationalization (completed 2017)
The project "Organisationsentwicklung durch Internationalisierung" (Organization development through internationalization) examines measures taken by organisations to promote internationalisation from the perspective of organizational development. The research includes a continuous monitoring and evaluation of the DAAD program "Strategic partnerships and thematic networks". The study aims to determine how the concepts and ideas of the DAAD program are interpreted, translated and appropriated by the applicants takin ito account their own professional and organizational backgrounds.
Legitimacy of business consulting in different institutional contexts: a comparative study in business, administration and science (completed 2018)
Legitimacy of business consulting in different institutional contexts: a comparative study in business, administration and science (completed 2018)
Quality assurance of studying and teaching via processes of accreditation and evaluation (completed 2017)
Quality assurance of studying and teaching via processes of accreditation and evaluation: An analysis of the interrelations of external and internal quality assurance in public higher education institutions
REBILD (completed 2014)
Regional returns to education through graduate employment aims to analyse patterns as well as individual and regional determining factors of spatial mobility of higher education graduates.
International Mobility and Professorship (completed 2013)
Career paths and career conditions of international professors at German higher education system are being analysed in an empirical study.
KOMPRUE (abgeschlossen 2017)
Das Komprue-Projekt entwickelte ein theoretisch fundiertes und psychometrisch bewährtes performanzorientiertes Testsetting, mit dem kommunikative Fähigkeiten von Studierenden mithilfe eines standardisierten Beobachtungsbogens bewertet werden können. Es sollte so gestaltet sein, dass es im Rahmen kompetenzorientierter Prüfungen an Hochschulen eingesetzt werden kann.
KOAB - The German Tracer Studies Co-Operation Project (completed 2017)
Study Conditions and Professional Success - The German Tracer Studies Co-Operation Project (KOAB) (completed 2017)
Study and Career in in North Rhine-Westphalia (completed 2017)
Study and Career in in North Rhine-Westphalia (completed 2017)
Study and Work in North Rhine-Westphalia (StubNRW) (completed 2014)
In winter semester 2012/13, almost all Fachhochschulen and universities in North Rhine-Westphalia (without art and music institutions) are surveyed. The almost complete participation of the public Fachhochschulen and universities of a federal state offers for the first time in the KOAB studies the possibility to generate a representative analysis for an entire state.
Concepts for a German wide panel survey on higher eductation graduates (completed 2017)
Concepts for a German wide panel survey on higher eductation graduates (completed 2017)
Gender Dimensions of PhDs on the labour market (completed 2015)
The INCHER the project examines the extent to which completing a doctorate contributes o closing the gender gap on the labour market.
EUROAC - Academic Profession in Europe (completed 2013)
The Academic Profession in Europe: Reponses to Societal Challenges (EUROAC) (completed 2013)
The Changing Academic Profession (CAP) (completed 2013)
Changing Academic Profession (CAP) - an International Research Project: The Situation in Germany (completed 2013)
CINHEKS (completed 2013)
Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies (CINHEKS) (completed 2013)
TRUE - Transforming Universities in Europe (completed 2012)
Transforming Universities in Europe (TRUE) (completed 2012)
DIES Training Course UNIVERSITY GRADUATES’ TRACER STUDY COURSE (UNITRACE) (completed 2013)
DIES Training Course UNIVERSITY GRADUATES’ TRACER STUDY COURSE (UNITRACE) (completed 2013)
Survey of scholarship holders of the Academic Foundation of the Protestantic Church in Villigst (completed 2014)
The INCHER the project examines the extent to which completing a doctorate contributes o closing the gender gap on the labour market.
LESSI (completed 2013)
Transformation of teaching and studying at German universities - Experiences and perceptions of professors (completed 2013)
HEPRO - Higher Education Professions (completed 2013)
(completed) The number of academically qualified people in higher education institutions has clearly increased, who are not primarily active in research and teaching themselves but entrusted to prepare decisions of the management, establish services and actively shape the core processes of research, teaching, and study. The HEPRO aims at generating a quantitative, structural and organizational inventory of the new higher education professionals.
ARUFA (completed 2011)
The ARUFA project aimed at analyzing the first years after graduation of former students in Austria who graduated between 2003/2004 and 2007/2008. All Austrian public higher education institutions were included into this tracer study.
NAMO (completed 2012)
The main purpose of the project is to implement, at national level, a monitoring study of the higher education graduates’ insertion on the labor market.The study addresses graduates of public and private higher education institutions in Romania, aiming to follow up their careers after graduation, as well as after a period of time considered sufficient to let them attain a certain professional status.
GOODUEP: Good Practices in University-Enterprise Partnerships (completed 2010)
Good Practices in University-Enterprise Partnerships (completed 2010)
Transfer of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences (completed 2010)
A two step study (interviews and questionnaire) was conducted at he University of Kassel to describe and analyse the range, ways, motives, outcomes and challenges of knowledge transfer from the humanities in higher education.
Knowledge Transfer by Heads (completed 2004)
This study inquired the scope of knowledge transfer by employment of extra-university executives from the economy as professors and vice versa in Germany. Barriers to this transfer process and potentials to increase mobility are studied. Personnel data of selected universities were analysed. Furthermore, deans, professors and executives were consulted.
Self-Governance Models (completed 2010)
Comparing Management and Self-Governance Models of University. An International Comparison of University Decision-Making Processes and their Consequences on Research in Practice (completed 2010)
Governance Reform (completed 2010)
Progress in Higher Education Reform: Governance Reform (completed 2010)
Bologna Reforms in Physics Studies
The Implementation of the Bologna Reforms into Physics Studies in Europe (completed 2011)
The European Higher Education Area 2010 to 2020 (completed 2008)
The European Higher Education Area 2010 to 2020 (completed 2008)
Internationalization of higher education and research (completed 2010)
On behalf of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation INCHER-Kassel conducted a study on internationalization in higher education and research. This expertise by Alesi and Kehm contributed to the major project "university policy alternatives" of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.
Progress in Higher Education Reform (completed 2010)
The project "Progress in Higher Education Reform Across Europe: The Bologna Process" aimed at exploring the progress of the Bologna Process in 46 European countries. It seeked to identify what lessons could be learned about the relationship between the action lines in the Bologna Process, achievement of its operational objectives especially in the areas of curriculum reform, quality assurance and recognition
EURODATA
The EURODATA Project aimed at producing data on student mobility into and between 32 European countries (EU-25 plus) of a quality and degree of differentiation at present not available from any other source. The short-term aim was to generate a pilot issue of this regular data report, to test the feasibility of the approach adopted.
HEIGLO (completed 2005)
The European-wide research project focused on internationalisation trends in higher education and aimed at identifying and analysing higher education institutions' responses to the challenges of Europeanisation, internationalisation and globalisation and the (supra)national contexts, the organisational settings, and the policies and activities aimed to support this response.
Going Global (completed 2009)
More and more countries are exporting study programs. For some time now, Germany also offers study programmes worldwide. This trend was initiated and supported by a DAAD programme. Ute Lanzendorf and Karola Hahn have conducted a multi-part DAAD-funded study aiming at serving as an information basis for the export of German study programmes.
ERASMUS Value (completed 2008)
The aim of the project was to translate the final report of the VALERA ERASMUS evaluation: "THE PROFESSIONAL VALUE OF ERASMUS MOBILITY" (VALERA) and to publish a German language version focusing on the results of the German questionnaire" into the German language and to adapt it especially to the German situation.
ERASMUS and Excellence (completed 2008)
The study examined whether and how ERASMUS has contributed to excellence in European higher education and suggested how ERASMUS could further its role in higher education excellence.
Human Capital Potential (completed 2009)
On behalf of the Federal Government Expert Commission Research and Innovation (EFI) INCHER members set up a report on effects of the new academic degrees (Bachelor and Master) in the labor market in collaboration with the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).
REDCOM (completed 2006)
REDCOM (Réseau Européen de Dissémination en éducation COMparée/ European network for the dissemination of comparative education research) was a European project involving three research partners, which aimed at creating a multilingual, multimedia electronic network to disseminate internationally comparative research on higher education.
Graduate Follow-Up Studies (completed)
The role of Graduate Follow-Up Studies for the institutional (completed)
GRADUA (completed 2006)
The main objective of the GRADUA2 Project, which started in 2004 supported by the ALFA Program of the European Commission, was to foster the knowledge transfer about graduate follow-up studies between European and Latin American higher education institutions.
VALERA (completed 2007)
The objective of the VALERA project was to evaluate in 30 European countries participating in the ERASMUS program the professional impact of ERASMUS student mobility on students' transition to employment and career development and the impact of teaching in another country in the framework of ERASMUS on teachers' career development.
REFLEX
The knowledge society appears to require a new kind of worker: the flexible professional. Therefore, the REFLEX project asked which competencies higher education should have to meet the requirements of the knowledge society, and how higher education institutions help graduates to develop these competencies. The REFLEX project has been carried out in altogether sixteen different countries and consisted of a large scale survey among some 70.000 graduates.
MOMO II (completed 2007)
(completed) Following the MOMO I project selected indicators of the geographical mobility and the career development of researchers were put at a test in the MOMO II project and the results were compared with existing data sources in particular sample census data. Momo II was conducted in six countries (Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom).
MOMO (completed 2006)
The project's intention was to contribute to the identification of the requirements and framework conditions for setting up a permanent monitoring function of researchers' career paths and mobility flows in Europe by collection and mapping official data sources, academic surveys, studies etc. to define methodological approaches and to identify gaps in the existing data. A second step analysed mobility flows and trends based on the existing data.
CHEERS I (completed 2006)
The aim of the research project "Higher Education and Graduate Employment in Europe" was to analyse employment and work of graduates from institutions of higher education in nine European countries during the first few years after graduation. From autumn 1998 to spring 2000, over 40,000 graduates from 12 countries provided information through a writ-ten questionnaire on the relationship between higher education and employment three to four years after graduation.
Bachelor and Master Stocktaking (completed 2005)
Implementing Bachelor and Master Programmes: A Study Comparing Germany with Six Selected European Countries (completed 2005)
Bachelor and Master Programmes in Germany (completed 2005)
Bachelor and Master Programmes in Germany - the views of students, professors and employers (completed 2005)
Higher Education Reform and the Labour Market (completed 2005)
The German Debate about Higher Education Reform and the Labour Market Acceptance of New Degrees (completed 2005)
Careers of scholarship holders (completed 2004)
The scientific and professional careers of former scholarship holders of the post-doctoral funding from the German Research Foundation were the focus of an investigation that was conducted by INCHER-Kassel in cooperation with the Center for Higher Education Policy at the University of Twente (NL).
Tracer Studies in Africa (completed 2004)
Ten graduate studies were conducted as part of the Association of African Universities (AAU) sponsored project "Study Programme on Higher Education Management in Africa" assisted by INCHER-Kassel.
Higher Education and Work in Japan (completed 2003)
Relationships of education and employment system in Japan in comparative perspective: the Volkswagen Foundation supported from 1992 to 1999 a project network "relationship between Higher education and the world of work in Japan in Comparative Perspective" with 2.9 million DM. 12 scientists conducted in-depth field research studies and documents analysis, in particular a series of interviews in companies and educational institutions and with policy makers in Japan have been carried out.
Tracer Studies Manual (completed 2006)
In this joint project of InWEnt (a German Development Agency) and INCHER-Kassel a handbook and further training materials for the implementation of graduate studies have been developed
Student Mobility/ NATMOB (completed 2005)
The NATMOB study aimed at providing an overview of the current situation with respect to student mobility in the individual EU Member States. It took a comprehensive and integrative approach: For each of the countries under study, it investigated the volume of incoming and outgoing students in secondary and tertiary-level education and vocational training as well as measures taken at the national level to improve international mobility in education. . Finally, through comparative analysis, quality benchmarks were identified to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of national mobility instruments. On this basis recommendations were made for the most efficient way of promoting mobility.
FU Berlin Tracer Studies (completed 2007)
With a number of projects, the Free University of Berlin was the first German university that implemented systematic tracer studies as part of its institutional research. The projects have been carried out from 2005 to 2007 in close cooperation with the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel.
Overview of Tracer Studies Results (completed 1999)
Anke Burkhardt and Harald Schomburg took stock of the results of nearly 200 tracer studies which were carried out in the 1990s in Germany. The study served as a basis for a recommendation of the German Science Council on the relationship between higher education and work which was prepared in 1999.
Ten years after graduation (completed 2004)
The project marked the fourth phase of a panel survey of German graduates conducted since 1983. The activities of former students from diverse fields of study had been examined from the time of their final exam until about ten years after graduation. The fourth questionnaire survey focused especially on the question: After ten years of professional experience: do study conditions still matter?
Key skills in curricula (completed 2004)
Key skills in the higher education curriculum (completed 2004)
IAS Evaluation (completed 2003)
Evaluation of the Programme "Integriertes Auslandsstudium" (IAS) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (completed 2003)
Good BA (completed 2013)
In summer 2010, the University of Kassel evaluated technically supported by INCHER-Kassel its BA programs. The online questionnaire study aimed at giving a comprehensive picture of the actual situtation of the study programmes and enable the university to improve the courses on a secured data basis.

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