Leibniz Research Centre Science and Society

LCSS Graduate School

The Leibniz Research Centre Science and Society (LCSS) hosts the graduate school “Science and Society” in cooperation with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). The interdisciplinary LCSS emphasizes basic Higher Education Research and Science Studies. The DZHW provides a rich source of data sets. This combination offers ideal conditions for a successful and original PhD-Thesis.

Target Group

Interdisciplinary Graduate School for PH.D Students of Higher Education Research and Science Studies

Objectives

Interdisciplinary doctoral program for training and promoting doctoral researchers

Theme Focus

Interplay between science and society along the following lines of research:

  • Epistemology
  • Legitimation and normativity
  • Functional differentiation
  • Social differentiation

Activities

Workshops

  • Higher education research and science studies from multidisciplinary perspectives
  • Theories and methods of higher education research and science studies
  • Professional training (academic writing and lectures)
  • Strategies of publication
  • Organisation of an international workshop in the field of higher education research and science studies

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