The International Centre for Higher Education Research-Kassel

INCHER-Kassel is an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Kassel. Since its establishment in 1978, higher education research at INCHER-Kassel has been combining a broad range of themes and disciplines in addressing the relationships between higher education and its social context. Besides its research projects, INCHER puts a strong emphasis on the support of PhD students and their academic careers. 


  1. Using data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), Lars Müller and Daniel Klein examine the extent to which social, ethnic, and gender-specific inequalities in dropout from higher education can be attributed to...[more]

  2. Andreas Rehs, former research fellow at the Economic Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group was awarded the Junior Researcher Award 2020 by the University of Kassel's Graduate School in Economic Behavior and Governance.[more]

  3. Heute erscheint der neue Bundesbericht Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs (BuWiN), der eine Bestandsaufnahme zur Situation junger Forscher*innen in Deutschland liefert. Das INCHER-Kassel hat zusammen mit dem DZHW und dem Regionalen...[more]

  4. Pineda, Pedro; Seidenschnur, Tim (2021): Translating Student Evaluation of Teaching. How Discourse and Cultural environments Pressure Rationalizing Procedures. In: Studies in Higher Education, 1–17 (online first).[more]

  5. Mishra, Shweta; Braun, Edith (2021): The Changing Role of Higher Education. From Social/Societal Aspect to Employability Gains. In: Christina Hughes und Malcolm Tight (Hg.): Learning Gain in Higher Education. London: Emerald...[more]

  6. Recorded and now online: The author-meets-critics event "The University and the Global Knowledge Society" with authors David John Frank and John Meyer and critics Anna Kosmützky (LCSS) and Georg Krücken (INCHER-Kassel).[more]

  7. Schneijderberg, C., Götze, N., Jones, G.A., Bilyalov, D., Panova, A., Stephenson, G.K., & Yudkevich, M. (2021). Does Vertical University Stratification Foster or Hinder Academics’ Societal Engagement? Findings from Canada,...[more]

  8. INCHER-Mitglied Christian Schneijderberg nimmt als Experte an einem Workshop der Autorengruppe Bildungsberichterstattung zur Vorbereitung des Nationalen Bildungsberichts 2022 teil.[more]