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. Krücken, Georg (2020): The European University as a Multiversity. In: Lars Engwall (Hg.): Missions of universities. Past, present, future. Springer (Higher Education Dynamics, 55), S. 163–178. [more]

  2. Auf der Direktoriumssitzung vom 20.06.2020 wurde Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann als neues Mitglied in das Direktorium des INCHER-Kassel aufgenommen. [more]

  3. Georg Krücken (2020): Wissenschaftsfreiheit als Institution - Überlegungen zum Wandel ihrer Rahmenbedingungen und Herausforderungen in Deutschland. [more]

  4. German academics metrify their research outputs although they are not legally asked to do so – a phenomenon which the authors of this paper name "metrification on autopilot". They study the effects of autopilot-metrification in...[more]

  5. Heinisch, Dominik; Koenig, Johannes; Otto, Anne (2019): The IAB-INCHER project of earned doctorates (IIPED): A supervised machine learning approach to identify doctorate recipients in the German integrated employment biography...[more]

  6. Die Handreichung von Steinhardt et al. ist Ergebnis eines Workshops zum Thema „Archivierung und Sekundärnutzung qualitativer Forschungsdaten“ am 17. Januar 2020. Die Veröffentlichung beantwortet grundlegende Fragen zur...[more]

  7. Rosalba Badillo-Vega & Angélica Buendía-Espinosa (2020) The leadership roles of Mexico’s university presidents, Studies in Higher Education, first online. 27 May 2020.[more]

  8. The article by Tim Seidenschnur, Amélia Veiga, Jens Jungblut and António Magalhães shows how different actors in the academic field perceive the challenges that Brexit poses for European higher education.[more]

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