Monthly Archives: March 2016

International Science 2.0 Conference at Cologne

The digitalization of science or “Science 2.0” is a major topic for higher education institutions. The Science 2.0 Conference provides a unique networking platform bringing together various stakeholder groups affected by the digitization of science. This year’s conference is hosted at Cologne and will take place on May 3-4 with a preconference on May 2nd. The focus will be the discovery of European Open Science Cloud. The International Science 2.0 Conference and EEXCESS Final Conference is a joint venture of ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Goportis – Leibniz Library Network for Research Information, Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and the EEXCESS project. Find the programme here:



We are currently visiting the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) at the University of Bath, UK. It was very interesting to learn more about the DBA, a truly international doctoral programme in higher education management, at yesterday’s Founder’s Day presentation. Even more than that, the multi-level research at ICHEM makes us wonder if the various European research centres should work together more closely in a network-like cooperation …

Best Paper Award

Congratulations to our IndiKon – teammembers!

Prof. Dr. Rick Vogel, Dr. Fabian Hattke, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Alfred Kieser and Jessica Petersen received the best paper award of the 18th Workshop Scientific Commission Higher Education Management.
The workshop took place on 25. – 26. February 2016 at the Hamburg University. The paper with the title “How do Articles Differ between Higher and Lower Ranked Journals? An Exploration in Management and Business Studies” reviews and summarizes the controversy about journal rankings and the literature on success factors in academic publishing. The authors examine the question if the theoretical diversity, interdisciplinarity or methodological orientation of an article affect its probability of publication in a certain class of journals, and if so, in which direction and to what extent.

Preliminary Program of the 11th Annual Conference of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf)

The preliminary program of the 11th conference of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf) has been announced.

The conference takes place on 6-8 April 2016 and is organized by the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning (IHF). Further inormation regarding the conference can be found on the conference homepage. Binding registration is possible until 11 March 2016.