Science Policy (2000-2008)

The Research Group

Until 2008, the members of the Junge Akademie pursued their objectives in science policy in the context of the RG Science Policy. Especially studies on dual careers of academic couples as well as a first survey on the implementation of the junior professorship were subjects of discussion across Germany. Further studies targeted the "economisation" of universities and the influence of business consultants on science policy, the deficits in appointment procedures and research funding or the compatibility of "career and child", which was also the title of this project's publication.

The Research Group Science Policy also addressed science evaluation and research ratings, with questions concerning teaching at German universities as well as the topic of gender equality in academia. The Research Group published much-noticed position papers on all three topics in 2008; public panel discussions were held on the questions of university teaching in Germany and on the pilot study on research rating by the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities).

Ever since public attention had been awakened by the first studies of the RG Science Policy, members of the Junge Akademie have become sought-after interview partners, speakers or panelists to represent the positions of young academics.

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