"Change of Knowledge"

Since the early 1990s, higher education and research systems worldwide are  facing a dynamic change of the structure of academic knowledge production as well as of their organizational form - a change which affects in particular universities. Since universities are organizations operating based on a highly intrinsical logic, and the academic knowledge production shows tendencies to oppose  a change (often initiated from outside)  showing at the same time contradictory effects rather than a radical change.

Therefore, the section "Change of Knowledge" analyses universities as places of knowledge production and research focuses on conversion trends and continuities of academic knowledge production and the organization of the university. Empirical analyses of continuity and change are realized on the basis of research projects employing different qualitative and quantitative methods (interview-based case studies, Organizational analysis, bibliometrics and network analysis).


Research Projects

CINHEKS
Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies (CINHEKS)
BUWIN - Young Researchers in Germany
Higher Education and Research as Workplace for Young Researchers: BUWIN
EUROAC - Academic Profession in Europe
The Academic Profession in Europe: Reponses to Societal Challenges (EUROAC)
The Changing Academic Profession (CAP)
Changing Academic Profession (CAP) - an International Research Project: The Situation in Germany
Changing Academic Work Conference
Changing Conditions and Changing Approaches of Academic Work nternational Conference, Berlin (Germany), 4-6 June 2012: Results of recent comparative studies on the changing situation of the academic profession as well as recent research undertaken in Germany were presented at the International Conference in Berlin from 4th to 6th June 2012.

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