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08/06/2020 | Pressemitteilung

University research: Kleimann takes over joint professorship of University of Kassel and DZHW

Now the cooperation of two institutions on higher education research has a face: Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann takes over the new joint professorship for Governance in Higher Education and Science of the University of Kassel and the DZHW.

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Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann, Professor of Governance in Higher Education and Science at the University of Kassel and the DZHW and Head of the Department of Governance in Higher Education and Science at the DZHW.

Professor Kleimann will teach and conduct research on various aspects of governance of and in institutions of the higher education and science system in the Department of Sociology. With the appointment of a joint professorship, two of the major institutions in the field of higher education research are intensifying their cooperation. The University of Kassel maintains the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel), an internationally renowned research institution in this field. The German Center for Higher Education and Science Research (DZHW) is a research institute funded by the federal and state governments and based in Hanover and Berlin.

Kleimann received his doctorate in philosophy from Justus Liebig University in Giessen in 2000, after completing master's studies at the universities of Hagen, Marburg and Tübingen and working as a research assistant at the University of Hamburg. He habilitated at the University of Kassel in 2015.

From 2001 to 2014, Kleimann worked in the Higher Education Development Department of Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH, from which he moved to DZHW in 2014. In addition to his professorship in Kassel, he heads the department of Governance in Higher Education and Science at the DZHW. In addition, he is a lecturer at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.

As a professor at the University of Kassel, Kleimann has also joined the board of directors of INCHER-Kassel. The University of Kassel and the DZHW had agreed on a joint appointment in 2017 as part of a cooperation.


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Further information on the professorship:


Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann
Tel.: 0511 450670-363
E-mail (Uni Kassel): kleimann[at]uni-kassel[dot]de
E-mail (DZHW): kleimann[at]dzhw[dot]eu