Changes in Academic Career Dynamics in Germany

Wissenschaftliche Karrieredynamiken in Deutschland im Zeitablauf


Project description: The WISKIDZ project contributes to a better understanding of long-term developments in the recruiting behavior in public research and individual career paths after obtaining a doctoral degree. The analyses are based on dissertation data, which are supplemented by information on publications, patents and macro-economic data among others. The project essentially analyses two key issues. First, we aim to understand changes in recruiting behavior over time with a special focus put on disciplinary idiosyncrasies. We create and analyze genealogies of doctoral students and their advisors in selected fields (physics, electronics, management and medieval history) from 1945 to the present. Second, the project probes into the interdependencies of academic and non-academic employment opportunities of young researchers. The key points of interest are direct and indirect effects of exogenous changes in the labor market.

Project duration: October 2013 to September 2016

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) within the funding line "FoWiN" [16FWN001]: Forschung zum Wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs.

Contact: Rasmus Bode (wiskidz@uni-kassel.de)