about

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I’m founder of a Berlin based consulting startup in the field of innovation policy and higher education (est. 2018). More on that soon.

I studied Science Studies from 2015 to 2017 at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, which is carried out in cooperation with the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) and the Chair for Innovation Economics  of the Technical University of Berlin endowed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI). At the moment I’m writing my master thesis about the internationalization of science and science policy in development countries, while working primarily as a consultant for innovation policy and the higher education system in Germany.

Additionally, I work for the International Office of the University of Berlin and for the institute of romance studies of the University of Mannheim mainly in the fields of science marking (e.g. science communication, eventmanagement), evaluation & strategy planing.

Furthermore, I was an exchange student at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2017. CREST is part of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP).

I have done my bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Mannheim. My minor was Psychology. I wrote my bachelor thesis („Network, signal or human capital? Effects of work experience during higher education on the transition into the labour market.“) within the fields of higher education research and economic sociology.

Moreover, I studied Communication Sciences (Mannheim) as well as History and Cultural Studies (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg). Therefore I’m always interested in topics with cross connections to these disciplines.

Please feel free to contact me.

My favorite fields of study are ...

  • science and technology studies
    • quantitative methods, bibliometrics and scientometrics
    • research evaluation and quality assurance at universities
    • science & innovation policy
    • higher education research and sociology of education
    • sociology, philosophy and history of science
  • development and regional studies
  • economic sociology
  • organisational studies
  • social psychology and microsociology
  • analytical sociology

Methodological interests

I’m methodologically interested the most in:

  • quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • qualitative approaches of empirical social research
  • social networks analysis
  • comparative historical research