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. In his current review in Higher Education Qarterly, Jürgen Enders recommends the book "Higher Education in Germany — Recent Developments in an International Perspective" by Otto Hüther and Georg Krücken.[more]

  2. Christian Johann Schmid (2020): Ethnographic Gameness: Theorizing Extra-methodological Fieldwork Practices in a Study of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. Contribution to the special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography on...[more]

  3. Uwe Wilkesmann, Ronja Vorberg und Christian J. Schmid (2020): Motivation von Lehrenden in der wissenschaft lichen Weiterbildung. In: Eva Cendon, Uwe Wilkesmann, Annika Maschwitz, Sigrun Nickel, Karsten Speck, Uwe Elsholz...[more]

  4. Book Release
    vom 05.10.2020

    Ulrich Teichler: Hochschulforschung, was sonst? Rückblick auf ein Wissenschaftlerleben. (Higher education research, what else? Looking back at a researcher’ life). Gespräche mit Anna Kosmützky und Christiane Rittgerott...[more]

  5. Today, the winners of the “Develando Ideas” contest are awarded their prizes in a cerenomy. The Ministry of Education of Ecuador will broadcast the cerenomy through Facebook Live - at 17:30 Germany (10:30 Ecuador/ 18:30 UK/11:30...[more]

  6. Höhle, Ester / Krempkow, René (2020): Die Prüfung der Datenqualität bei einer heterogenen, teilweise unbestimmten Befragtengruppe, Qualität in der Wissenschaft 2/2020, S. 50-60.[more]

  7. The new preprint paper by Maria Mavlikeeva: "Assessing the ethnic employment gap during the early stages of COVID-19" shoes research outcomes on labour market conditions and ethnic labour inequality in times of COVID. [more]

  8. Im November 2020 startet das Projekt "Qualitätssichernde Institutionen und Qualitätsentwicklungen bei wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Dissertationen in Deutschland" - kurz Q2D2. [more]

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