International Conference: “Multiple Competition in Higher Education – and Beyond”, April 4th and 5th, 2024

At the end of the funding period of the DFG research group “Multiple competition in higher education", we would like to share and discuss our results with related research from other scholars at an international conference.

International Conference: “Multiple Competition in Higher Education – and Beyond”, April 4th and 5th, 2024: Further Information


Two DFG research groups met for an interdisciplinary workshop of in Kassel

On April 3 and 4, 2023, a joint event of the DFG research groups "Multiple Competition in the Higher Education System" and "Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences and Humanities" took place at INCHER Kassel. Multiple competition, competition and cooperation as well as competition and corporatism were, for example, topics that were discussed and which concern both research groups. Interesting presentations on these and other topics and on the state of research in both research groups formed the basis for further discussion, which also highlighted prospects for cooperation. A total of eighteen people took part in the interdisciplinary workshop. We look forward to further exchanges

Summer workshop 2022 together with members of the advisory board

The summer workshop of the research group "Multiple Competition in the Higher Education System" took place in Kassel from August 29 to September 1, 2022. Members of the international advisory board joined the researchers from the research group for this workshop. We would like to thank Christine Musselin, Paula Stephan, Maureen McKelvey and Nils Brunsson for their many constructive contributions.
In particular, the status of the projects and research results already achieved were lively discussed, the planning of further research was coordinated, the application for the second funding phase was further conceptualized and the current status of qualification work in the group was presented to and discussed with the international advisory board. This resulted in many suggestions for the upcoming research process.

DFG Research group kickoff event

The research group's kickoff event took place from 4.10. to 7.10.2021. The entire research group met in Kassel to coordinate and discuss various items on the program.
One item on the program was the presentation of the progress made in the individual projects in the first six months of the project. Theoretical approximations, empirical planning and initial presentations and results were discussed here. Another item on the program was to make interdisciplinary approaches to the topic understandable and thus strengthening cross-project collaboration in the research group. Here perspectives from business administration, economics and sociology were presented. Finally, the kickoff event provided a framework for coordinating the empirical surveys to be carried out in the projects and also contributed to better networking in this regard.

Spring Workshop 2023 in Raitenhaslach

From February 27 to March 1, 2023, the research group met in Raitenhaslach at the invitation of the Munich team (Prof. Dr. Hanna Hottenrott, Dr. Thomas Schaper, and Julian Schwierzy). At the Academy Center of the Technical University of Munich, which is located in the former Cistercian monastery of Raitenhaslach, we presented various publication projects and discussed them both critically and constructively within the research group. Representatives of all projects were present. In addition to discussing current research, we presented draft proposals for the application for the 2nd phase of the research group in Raitenhaslach and discussed them with a view to the framework application. We also had the opportunity to get to know the research projects of two new applicants (Prof. Dr. Carolin Häussler and Prof. Dr. Achim Oberg) in more detail. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Hanna Hottenrott and her team once again. The next meeting on the agenda is a network meeting of the DFG research groups "Multiple Competition in the Higher Education System" and "Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences and Humanities" at INCHER at the University of Kassel, which is to take place on April 3rd and 4th.

Spring workshop 2022

At the spring workshop 2022, the status of research in the individual projects was presented and coordinated, as was progress in collaborations on the topics of the research group. The empirical procedure in the projects was discussed and coordinated in order to create synergies. In addition, the interdisciplinary theory development was in the foreground. In addition to empirical research, the systematic development of a theory of multiple competition is also a major goal of our research group.

Peer event

A peer event of the research group took place in Kassel from October 18th to 20th, 2021. This event gave the joung scholars of the research group the opportunity to get to know each other better. In addition to networking, the focus was on the qualification projects of the participants. First ideas and drafts as well as more advanced work were discussed constructively.