Summer school in higher education research and science studies


The interdisciplinary Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS) is jointly organised by a consortium of higher education research and science studies institutions in Germany and has been taking place since 2015. The focus topic of the Summer School changes annually since a different member of the consortium of organisers hosts the event each year and consequently, it takes place at different locations in Germany.

HERSS Summer School and Current Corona Pandemic

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic and the measures taken to contain it, we have devided that our summer school "Making Theory Work" will take place in a digital format from 06.-10. September 2021.

We hope you are looking forward as much as we do to the summer school!

Anna Kosmützky, Christian Imdorf, Julian Hamann (summer school organizers)
Leibniz Center for Science and Society, Leibniz University Hannover, Humboldt University Berlin

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Further Information

Current Summer School


Apply now for the 6th HERSS summer school!

The Summer School 2020 "Making Theory Work" is postponed to 06.-10. September 2021 at the Leibnizhaus Hannover, Germany.

Current Summer School

5th HERSS summer school

As part of the BMBF-funded network for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS), in 2019 the Munich Center for Technology in Society of the Technical University of Munich (MCTS / TUM) took over the organization and implementation of the 5th HERSS summer school. Under the headline "Responsible Innovation Cultures", this year's questions focused on the responsible design of innovation processes in the context of science and universities - especially technical universities. The summer school took place at the TUM research campus in Garching from October 14 through 18, 2019. An interactive program of lectures, workshops, discussion formats and trainings brought together numerous experts with around 30 international doctoral candidates and postdocs in the field of "responsibility in research, teaching and development".
Impressions from the "Responsible Innovation Cultures", October 2019, MCTS / TUM

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The 2019 Summer School of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS) will take place from 14 to 18 October 2019 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).