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2015

STAGES Guidelines

The STAGES Guidelines are one of the results of four years of efforts and experiences of the European FP7 funded project STAGES - Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science. The overall purpose of STAGES was to launch strategies for structural change in research organisations addressing the many and interconnected layers of the persistent problem of gender inequality in science. The Guidelines comprise contextual information about the action plans implemented in five European research organisations and offer a set of experience-based recommendations in six broad fields of action, exemplified by a selection of relevant practices. The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science at Aarhus University has been the Danish partner in the project. Learn more about the STAGES project and download the Guidelines. (15.12.15)


Effects of the Danish participation in EU’s framework programmes for research

On 9 September 2015, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has published a report that describes the effects of the Danish participation in EU’s 6th and 7th Framework Programme for research (FP6 and FP7). The report consists of different analyses, i.a. bibliometric analyses of the impact of Danish scientific publications linked to projects funded by FP6 and FP7. The bibliometric analyses have been conducted by the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy. Read more and download the report and the annex containing the bibliometric analyses on the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.


Mapping Danish research on Research and innovation

On 18 February 2015, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI) has published a new report that maps Danish research on “Research and innovation”. The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy has conducted the mapping commissioned by DASTI. Read more and download the report ”Mapping Danish Research on Research and Innovation” on the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.


What’s your problem, man!

Several department heads at AU deny that gender plays a role when they assess applicants for associate professor and professor positions. But according to PhD Mathias Wullum Nielsen from the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, some structural mechanisms exist which may contribute to forcing women out of the university. (02.02.15)


Know your manager

How do today's department heads actually do their jobs in an institution with traditional academic values? They simply make a choice between two strategies. Each individual chooses the strategy that makes most sense to them in their role as manager, says postdoc at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Lise Degn, who has carried out a scientific study of management in academia in Denmark following the major university reforms in the 2000s. (03.02.15)


The shielder, the co-ordinator and the agenda setter

The shielder, the co-ordinator and the agenda setter are stereotypes. And as postdoc at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Lise Degn emphasises, that’s obviously not the case with real people. Lise Degn is the person behind a scientific study of managers at Danish universities. But perhaps you can still recognise your own department head in one of the three stereotypes - or maybe recognise yourself, if you happen to be in charge of a department. (03.02.15)

2014

Evaluation of the Danish Council for Independent Research

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has published a new evaluation of the Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) on 21 October 2014. The evaluation is, i.a., based on bibliometric analyses of the scholarly and scientific output from grants funded by DFF from 2005 to 2008. The bibliometric analyses have been completed by the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy. Read the press release published by the Agency and download the evaluation report and the report on the bibliometric analyses from the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.


University management in the process of change

Universities have come to play an increasingly important role for the Danish welfare system and for Denmark’s competitiveness in the global knowledge-based economy. Major reforms and reorganisations have been means towards strengthening the institutions under these new competitive conditions – but what are the consequences? (26.08.14)


Evaluation of the Norwegian Publication Indicator

During the autumn 2013 the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) has conducted an evaluation of the Norwegian Publication Indicator commissioned by the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (Universitets- og høgskolerådet, UHR). The main purpose of the evaluation was to examine whether the objective of the Publication Indicator, which was introduced at the Norwegian universities and university colleges in 2006, has been met: has the Indicator stimulated more research, and research of higher quality? The evaluation report was presented by CFA at a launch seminar in Oslo, Norway on 16 January 2014. Read the English summary of the evaluation report and find more information about the evaluation (in Norwegian and Danish), including the full evaluation report (in Danish), on UHR's website.

2013

Evaluation of the Danish National Research Foundation published

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has published a new evaluation of the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) on 16 December 2013. The evaluation is, i.a., based on a bibliometric analysis of publications from Centres of Excellence funded by the DNRF. The bibliometric analysis has been performed by Jesper W. Schneider, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, and Rodrigo Costas, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. Read the press release (in Danish) published by the Agency and download the evaluation and the bibliometric analysis from the Agency’s website. (16.12.13)


Lise Degn receives award for best paper

At The European Higher Education Society’s annual conference in August, PhD student Lise Degn from the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy received the "EAIR Outstanding Paper Award 2013". The award is given to the young researcher below the age of 35, who has submitted the best research paper. Lise Degn received the award for the second year in a row. (13.09.13)


New website on gender equality in research

GER - Gender Equality in Research is a new website on gender equality and women in science. The website is developed by the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy as a part of the European research project STAGES. (21.02.13)

2012

Lise Degn from CFA awarded the "EAIR Outstanding Paper Award 2012"

Lise Degn, a PhD student at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, has been awarded the "EAIR Outstanding Paper Award 2012" for the best paper authored by a "younger researcher", which is a researcher who is under 35 years old. She receives the price from EAIR - The European Higher Education Society at its annual conference. (21.09.12)


New book: Ulrich Beck. An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society

Senior Researcher Mads P. Sørensen from the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy has together with Allan Christiansen written the book Ulrich Beck. An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society, which has just been published by Routledge. In the book, the two authors provide a thorough introduction to the German sociologist Ulrich Beck's theory universe, focusing on his theories of the risk society and second modernity. Read more here: www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415693691/ (28.08.12)


Research project focuses attention on equality

A new research project at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy has received a grant of EUR 5 million. The project is to investigate how selected European knowledge institutions can arrange their organisations in order to promote the careers of female researchers and executives. (13.04.12)


New Master's degree programme to strengthen Danish research institutions

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy at the Department of Political Science and Government has created the first Master's degree programme aimed directly at staff members at research and higher education institutions. The participants will have a share in the latest knowledge in the area and learn to manage development projects. (10.02.12)

2011

International Conference: Gendering Science and Technology - Experimental Horizons of Structural Change

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy invites all interested to participate in the International Conference, Gendering Science and Technology - Experimental Horizons of Structural Change, organised in Brussels, November 7, 2011 in the frame of the FP7 project "WHIST - Women's careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research". (27.10.11)


Ten engineering students win 1000 DKK each

Ten winners were randomly selected among the many engineering students who answered the survey that was sent in May to all engineering students in Denmark in the year group from 2010. The survey is conducted by Sanne Haase, PhD Student at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy. (02.08.11)


Report on the public debate on research policy in the Nordic countries

The results of a comparative study of the public debate on research policy in the five Nordic countries in the period 1998-2007 has just been published in a new report from NIFU (The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education). From Denmark Karen Siune, The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, has participated in the study. (29.03.11)


Social science research in Nature Biotechnology

New research on patterns and trends in the European public’s perceptions of controversial technologies within the areas of regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, industrial applications of biotechnology etc. has recently been published in the world’s leading journal in the field of biotechnology. The research is based on the latest Eurobarometer survey of representative samples in 32 European countries. Head of Research at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, CFA, Niels Mejlgaard has been involved in the development and analyses of the survey, and is co-authoring the paper in Nature Biotechnology. The research is part of an EU-funded, collaborative project on “Sensitive Technologies and European Public Ethics”, coordinated by Pro-Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE, George Gaskell. See the paper here.


Sanne Haase from CFA receives H-STAR scholarship

Sanne Haase, PhD student at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), has by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation been granted an H-STAR visiting scholarship of 2 months in the autumn of 2011 at one of the world’s highest ranked universities, Stanford University in California.


Visiting researcher from Vaal University of Technology at CFA

Dr. Malefane Johannes Lebusa from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa is visiting CFA on a Coimbra Group Scholarship for 3 months from 1 February 2011. At Vaal University of Technology Dr. Lebusa is Coordinator for the University’s Entrepreneurship programme and i.a. he is working with the implementation of entrepreneurship in all of the University’s fields of science.

2010

The winner of DKK 10 000 is found

Rikke Hansen, an engineering student at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), was lucky to win the random draw for DKK 10 000 among all responses to the engineering student survey. (04.11.10)


New EAN number

The Centre's EAN number is now: 5798000419629


"Research" is the theme of four broadcasts on DR’s P1

"Research" is the overarching theme of the radio programme Apropos on DR's P1 in the week of 26 April 2010. In four broadcasts the theme is highlighted from different angles: Research and history; Research and freedom; Research and industry; Research and dissemination. Among the participants in the broadcasts are Centre Director Ebbe K. Graversen and Head of Research Karen Siune from the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy. Read more and listen to the broadcasts on the Apropos website (in Danish only).


CESAU - new research centre to put sociology in focus

Centre for Sociological Studies at Aarhus University (CESAU) is established to strengthen and further develop teaching and research in the field of sociology at Aarhus University. The opening of the centre will be celebrated with an opening event on Monday 19 April 2010. All interested are welcome to attend. See the press release (in Danish) from CESAU here.


Nordic R&D statistics 2008

NIFU STEP presents an overview of the R&D expenditure in the Nordic countries. (25.03.10)


Focus on Higher Education in Europe 2010: The impact of the Bologna Process

New report from the Eurydice Network presenting an overview of the progress on higher education reform made in the 46 European countries in the Bologna process. (08.03.10)

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