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Prof. Dr. Anna Kosmützky

Professor for Methodology of Higher Education and Science Research

 

LCSS Leibniz Center for Science and Society

Lange Laube 32 (3rd floor), 30159 Hannover

Email: anna.kosmuetzky@lcss.uni-hannover.de

Phone: +49 511 762 14545

Fax: +49 511 762 14520

Office hours

Tue. 13-14 Uhr and on appointment

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Research Interests

 

  • Methodology of comparative research, in particular international comparative research

  • Methods and theories of higher education and science research

  • Internationalization, globalization, and transnationalization

  • Organization and governance research

  • International collaborative research

Teaching

Master Science and Society

  • Seminar: Institutions and Actors of the Higher Education and Science System (Winter term)
  • Seminars: Project Module (Summer and winter term)

 

Graduate School Science and Society

  • Methods Workshop „Applying Advanced Methods of Higher Education and Science Research“ (Summer term)


Short CV

 

Since 2018

 

Professor for Methodology of  Higher Education and Science Studies, Leibniz Universität Hannover, LCSS Leibniz Center for Science and Society

2017

Habilitation in Sociology (habil.), University of Kassel (Habilitation Thesis: State of the Art, Challenges, and Perspectives of International Comparative Social Science Research: The Case of Higher Education Research)

 

2012-2017

Senior Researcher, International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER), University of Kassel; responsible for the research area “Change of Knowledge”

 

Feb 2017-
April 2017

Visiting Scholar in the Department for Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

Feb 2013-
Sept 2013

Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE).

 

2009-
2011

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Co-Principal Investigator for the project “Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies” (CINHEKS), International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER), University of Kassel


2010

 

 

Dissertation in Sociology (Dr. Phil.), Bielefeld University (Dissertion Thesis: From an Organized Institution to an Institutionalized Organization. An Analysis of Mission Statements of German Universities)

 

2006-
2008

Academic Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean for Studies and Teaching, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

 

2003-
2006

Researcher for the project “International Visibility of Mechanical Engineering

2002-
2003

Research in Germany” Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University

2002

Diploma in Sociology (Dipl. Soz.), Bielefeld University (with a spezialization in the sociology of science/science and technology studies (STS) and a minor in psychology)

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

  • Kosmützky, A. (2017). A Two-Sided Medal. On the Complexities of Collaborative and Comparative Team Research. Higher Education Quarterly.  [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2016). Mission Statements and the Transformation of German Universities into Organizational Actors. Recherches Sociologiques & Anthropologiques, 46(3), 41-66. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Putty, R. (2016): Traversing Borders and Transcending Boundaries – A Systematic Review of the Literature on Transnational and Offshore, Cross-border and Borderless Higher Education. Journal of Studies in International Education, 20(1), 8-33. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2015). In Defense of International Comparative Studies. On the Analytical and Explanatory Power of the Nation-State in International Comparative Higher Education Research. European Journal of Higher Education, 5(2), 354–370. [More here]

  •  Kosmützky, A., Krücken, G. (2015): Sameness and Difference. Analyzing Institutional and Organizational Specificities of Universities through Mission Statements.    International Studies of Management & Organization, 45(2), 137–149. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., & Wöhlert, R. (2015). International vergleichende Forschung. Eine interdisziplinäre Metaanalyse disziplinärer Zugänge. SWS-Rundschau, 4, 279–307. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Krücken, G. (2014): Growth or Steady State? A Bibliometric Focus on International Comparative Higher Education Research. Higher Education, 67(4), 457-472. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Nokkala, T. (2014): Challenges and Trends in International Comparative Higher Education Research. Higher Education, 67(4), 369-380. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2012): Between Mission and Market Position. Empirical Findings on Mission Statements of German Higher Education Institutions. In: Tertiary Education and Management, 18(1), 57-77. [More here]

 

Edited Journals and Books

  • Kosmützky, A., Nokkala, T. (2019): Towards a Methodology Debate in Comparative Higher Education. Special Issue. Higher Education Quarterly, proposal accepted, in progress.

  • Kosmützky, A., Krücken, G., Rogge, J.C., Simon, D. (2017): Themenheft. Arbeitsmarkt Wissenschaft: Neue Karrierewege in Sicht? [Special Issue Academic Labor Market: New Career Paths in Sight?]. WSI-Mitteilungen, 3. [More here]

  • Nokkala, T., Kosmützky, A.,  (2014): Challenges and Trends in Comparative Higher Education. Special Issue. Higher Education 67(4). [More here]

  • Krücken, G., Kosmützky, A., Torka, M. (2007): Towards a Multiversity? Universities between Global Trends and National Traditions. Bielefeld, transcript. [More here]

 

Book Chapters

  • Kosmützky, A. (2017): Comparative Research, Higher Education Research. In: P. N. Teixeira & J.-C. Shin (Eds.),  Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Springer: Dordrecht. doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_175-1. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2016): Precision and Rigor of International Comparative Studies in Higher Education. In J. Huisman & M. Tight (Eds.), Theory and Method in Higher Education. Bingley: Emerald, 199-221.
    [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Ewen, A. (2016). Global, National and Local? Multilayered spatial ties of German Universities. In J. Välimaa & D. Hoffman (Eds.), Re-Becoming Universities. Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies. Dordrecht: Springer, 223-245. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Kretek, P. (2012): Forschung über Forschung an Hochschulen. Schnittstellen von Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung am Beispiel von Governance- und Kooperationsforschung [Research on Research in Universities. Interfaces between Higher Education and Science & Technology Studies]. In: Barbara Kehm, Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler (Hrsg.): Differenzierung, Internationalisierung, Relevanzsteigerung – Hochschulen im Funktionswandel. Frankfurt/Main, Campus Verlag, 132-148.
    [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Borggräfe, M. (2012): Zeitgenössische Hochschulreform und unternehmerischer Aktivitätsmodus [Contemporary Higher Education Reform and Entrepreneurial Activity Mode of Universities]. In: Uwe Wilkesmann, Christian J. Schmid (Hrsg.): Hochschule als Organisation. Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag: 69-86. [More here]

  • Krücken, G., Kosmützky, A., Torka, M. (2007): Towards a Multiversity? Universities between Global Trends and National Traditions. In: Georg Krücken, Anna Kosmützky, Mark Torka (eds.), Towards a Multiversity? Universities between Global Trends and National Traditions. Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag, 2007: 7 - 16. Bielefeld, transcript. [More here]

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Journals & Online Research Papers: 

  • Autoren/innen-Kollektiv [J. Hamann, D. Kaldewey, N. Bieletzki, R. Bloch, T. Flink, M. Franzen, A. Graf, M. Hölscher, I. Huelsmann, A. Kosmützky, A.K. Krüger, A. Mayer, F. Meier, R. Müller, S. Priester, M. Reinhart, S. Rödder, C. Schneickert, K. Serrano Velarde] (2018): Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Wissenschafts- und Hochschulforschung: Eine kollektive Standortbestimmung [Current Challenges in Science and Higher Education Research. A Collective Stocktaking]. Soziologie, 47(2). [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2017). Altmetrics & Co. und die Freiheit der Forschung [Altmetrics & Co. and the Freedom of Research]. Kritische Ausgabe. Zeitschrift Für Germanistik & Literatur, 21(2), 7–11. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Krücken, G. (2015): Does an Increase in International Higher Education Research Correlate with More Comparative Analysis? International Higher Education, 79, 11-13. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Krücken, G. (2014): Macro-environmental Mapping of International Branch Campus Activities of Universities World-wide. Research and Occasional Paper Series (ROPS), Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), University of California, Berkeley. [More here]

Research Reports

  • Hertwig, A., Kosmützky, A. (2018): Internationale Forschungskollaboration: Literaturstudie zum Forschungsstand, disziplinären Beiträgen und thematischen und methodischen Zugangsweisen. INCHER Working Paper, forthcoming. [More here]

  • Bonny, C., Kosmützky, A. (2015): Internationale Mobilität von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in Deutschland – zahlreiche Fakten, kein einheitliches Bild. Eine systematische Überblicksstudie der Berichts- und Datenlage [Systematic Review of Studies, Reports and Data on the Mobility of Early Career Researchers]. INCHER Working Paper, 4. [More here]

  • Projektgruppe Statistisches Bundesamt, DZHW, IfQ, HoF, INCHER-Kassel (2014). Indikatorenmodell für die Berichterstattung zum wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs. Abschlussbericht des Projektes [Indicator Model for the Reporting on Early Career Researchers. Final Project Report]. Wiesbaden, Destatis. [More here]

  • Krollpfeifer, D., Kosmützky, A. (2012): International Branch Campuses (IBC). Literaturstudie [Literature Analysis]. INCHER Working Paper. 1. INCHER-Kassel, Kassel. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Kretek, P. (2012): Forschung an Hochschulen. Literaturstudie, Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem [Research in Universities. Literature Review. Studies on Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany]. Studie 17-2012, Berlin, EFI. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., (2005): Publikationsanalyse 2000-2004 der Fakultät für Soziologie, Universität Bielefeld [Bibliometric Analysis of the Publications 2000-2004 of the Faculty of Sociology]. Bericht an die Evaluationskommission, Bielefeld University, 2005.

  • Kosmützky, A., Winterhager, M., Schwechheimer, H., Weingart, P. (2003): Sichtbarkeit Deutschlands in den international führenden Zeitschriften auf dem Gebiet des Maschinenbaus [International Visibility of German Mechanical Engineering Research in Leading International Journals. Report to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research]. Bericht an den Wissenschaftsrat und an das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University. [More here] 

 

Qualification Theses

  • Kosmützky, A. (2017). Zustand, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven international vergleichender Sozialforschung – am Fall der Hochschulforschung [State of Art, Challenges, and Perspectives of International Comparative Social Science Research - The Case of Higher Education Research]. Habilitation Thesis. Department of Social Sciences, University of Kassel, [Habilitation Thesis] [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2010): Von der organisierten Institution zur institutionalisierten Organisation Untersuchung der (Hochschul-)Leitbilder von Universitäten [From the Organized Institution to the Institutionalized Organization. An Analysis of Mission Statements of German Universities]. Dissertation, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University. [More here] 

  • Kosmützky, A. (2002): Totenglocke im Elfenbeinturm? Eine Wissenssoziologische Untersuchung Privater Hochschulen in Deutschland aus Diskursanalytischer Perspektive [Death Bell in the Ivory Tower? An Analysis of Private Universities in Germany from a Discourse Analytical Perspective]. Diploma Thesis, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University. [More here] 

 

Book Reviews

  • Kosmützky, A. (2018). Review of Bleiklie et al. (2017): Managing Universities: Policy and Organizational Change from a Western European Comparative Perspective. Comparative Education Review, 61(1), 151–154. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2015). Rezension von Otto Hüther und Georg Krücken (2016): Hochschulen. Fragestellungen, Ergebnisse und Perspektiven der sozialwissenschaftlichen Hochschulforschung. Die Hochschule, (2), 167–170. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2014): Von der Spitze zum Eisberg – eine konzeptionelle und empirische Analyse zur Selbstbeschreibung der Wissenschaft zwischen Autonomie und Praxis [From the Tip to the Iceberg – a Conceptional and Empirical Analysis of the Selfdescription of Science between Autonomy and Practice. Book Review]. Review von David Kaldeway (2013): Wahrheit und Nützlichkeit. Selbstbeschreibungen der Wissenschaft zwischen Autonomie und gesellschaftlicher Relevanz. Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis (TATuP), 23, 3, 100-103. [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A. (2012): Motive, Auswirkungen und erste Bilanzen zeitgenössischer Hochschulreformen – Persistenz und Wandel. Sammelrezension [Reasons, Impacts and first Outcomes of Contemporary Higher Education Reform – Persistence and Change. Group Review]. Soziologische Revue, 35, 3, 285-293.
    [More here]

 

Miscellaneous (Blogs, Media, Conference Reports etc.)

  • Teichler, U. (2018): Hochschulforschung – Was sonst? Ein Gesprächt mit Anna Kosmützky und Christiane Rittgerott [Higher Education Research – What else? A Conversation with Anna Kosmützky and Christiane Rittgerott]. Waxmann Verlag, in Preparation.

  • Kosmützky, A. (2016): Why is international comparative research so difficult (And how can these difficulties be approached)? Blog of the European Journal for Higher Education Research (EJHE). [More here]

  • The Branch Campus Boom(s). (2015, March 16). [More here]

  • Kosmützky, A., Krücken, G. (2014): Continuity and Change, Exploration and Exploitation in Higher Education Research: Some Conceptual Ideas and First Bibliometric Evidence. Invited contribution to CHER newsletter Nr. 2, February 2014. [More here]

  • Nur schöner Schein? Hochschulen und ihre Leitbilder. Interview Deutschlandradio, 5.9.2010. [More here] 

  • Kosmützky, A., Torka, M. (2005): Towards a Multiversity? Universities between National Traditions and Global Trends in Higher Education. Conference Report. [More here]

 

Projects

Ongoing

  • „MOOCs after the Goldrush: What kind of influence fo open digital teaching formats have on the provider structure and business models in tertiary education? (MOOC AG)“, (10/2017–03/2019), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Completed

  • „Practice and Prerequisites of International Collaborative Research“, (02/2016–12/2017), INCHER-Kassel Innovation Fond

  • „Potential and Employment Conditions of Early Career Researchers“, (06/2015–03/2016), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

  •  „Indicator Model for the Reporting on Early Career Researchers“, (10/2013– 09/2014), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 

  • „Institutional and Organization Change of German Universities: An Analysis Based on Organizational Charts“, (01/2012–10/2012), University of Kassel, Innovation Fond

  • „Research in German Universities and their Relevance for the National Innovation System“, (11/2010–04/2011), Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI)

  • „Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies“ (CINHEKS), (10/2009–12/2011), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und European Science Foundation (ESF)