Aca­demic Change

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 "Academic Change" 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).

Senior re­searcher

Dr. Christian J. Schmid

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