Research Strategy and Assessment in Germany

The second seminar of the College series on Research Assessment will be given by Stefan Hornbostel on Monday the 5th of December at 5.00 pm in the College lecture theatre. Stefan Hornbostel is joint Director of the Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW), the German Centre for Research on Higher Education and Science Studies and Professor of Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Germany is the country in Europe with the largest investment in Research & Development and for decades it has sustained a policy of strong funding for its Research Centres (Maxk Planck Institutes, Helmhotz's Centres, etc)  and equal funding opportunities for its Higher Education Institutions, which include a number of world-famous Universities (von Humboldt, Tubingen, Heidelberg, etc),  Stefan Hornbostel will offer a historical background of research policy and assessment in post war Germany and will discuss major and recent changes in policy such as the Excellence initiative that is targeting funds to selected German Universities,  

All College students are invited to attend this and the other seminars of this important series. Further details about the series and Stefan Hornbostel's seminar can be found on the dedicated seminar page.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here. The seminar will be streamed at:

Image: German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, a geographer, naturalist and explorer who laid the foundations for major developments in Geography and Botany. He was the younger brother of Wilhem von Humbolt, a distinguished linguist and subsequently Prussian minister for Education, and the man responsible for changing the paradigm of University teaching from one based merely on tradition to one based on new and original research.





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