News de_DE GESIS Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:06:25 +0100 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:06:25 +0100 GESIS news-4233 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:18:28 +0100 Study of EU elections 2009 and 2014: Integration and immigration are the most controversial issues The eurozone crisis and the migration crisis have changed policy within the European Union. Zoe Lefkofridi (University of Salzburg) and Alexia Katsanidou (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) show this in a study of the election data for the European Parliament in 2009 and 2014. Previously, the division of the parties in the European Parliament was quite stable along the left-right spectrum, but since then there has been disagreement on questions of immigration and European policy. 

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news-4170 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:08:48 +0200 The current issue of the gesis report 5/18 is available The latest issue presents the new third-party funded project "Wealth and Education", which empirically analyses the effect of parental wealth on children's educational decisions. Two other projects were also successfully completed: OpenMinTeD and da|raSearchNet.

Besides the data from GESIS Panel, you will also find an article on the expansion of the ALLBUS offer to geodata and regional data and the annual accumulation of the Politbarometer 2017. In the reports about the GESIS Summer School and the Methods Seminar, we make a review of our events.

New research results, calls, events and the introduction of the new staff members complete this issue.

news-4113 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:45:53 +0200 Latest HSR Special Issue The latest HSR Special Issue on "Economists, Politics, and Society. New Insights from Mapping Economic Practices Using Field-Analysis." has been published. The global economic crisis of 2008 has sometimes contributed to an increasing interest in economists and economic knowledge and their influence on politics, economy and society. This Special Issue brings together research findings that contribute to an understanding of the relationship between economics, politics and society. The articles approach this relationship from a perspective inspired by Pierre Bourdieu's methodological work. Quantitative and qualitative-interpretative methods are used.  

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news-4074 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:02:39 +0200 Jutta Dalhoff in an interview with Deutschlandfunk The proportion of women studying increases, but only a few are pursuing careers at the university. Jutta Dalhoff, head of the Centre of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS), talks about possible reasons in an interview with Stephanie Gebert on the pages of Deutschlandfunk "Campus & Career".

According to the Federal Statistical Office, 30 percent of 30- to 34-year-old women have a university degree. Nevertheless, only a few of them pursue a further career in the academic world. In Germany, only every fifth professorship is held by a woman.

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news-4072 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:44:50 +0200 Construction approval for the new GESIS building: GESIS and the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim on one campus The Ministry of Finance of the State of Baden-Württemberg has granted building permission for the new GESIS building on the campus of the University of Mannheim. Construction will start at the end of 2018 and the new building will be completed at the turn of the year 2020/21. In addition to offices and meeting rooms, conference and library areas will also be created on the approximately 4,000 square meters of floor space.

The new building will form the second construction phase of the research and teaching building of the university in square B6, which has been completed in 2017. The new building will make GESIS and the School of Social Sciences direct neighbors. Science Minister Theresia Bauer emphasizes that this spatial merging will result in a "social science lighthouse project" which will expand Mannheim's leading position in the field. Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek said: "I am delighted that GESIS and the University of Mannheim will soon continue their excellent cooperation on a joint campus. This is a great benefit for the social sciences - we need them more than ever in order to better understand socio-political developments and interrelationships".

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news-4043 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:04:14 +0200 The current issue 4/18 of the newsletter gesis report is available
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  • The current issue of the gesis report deals with the partnership between GESIS and RWTH Aaachen. One of the results of this cooperation is a study on how homophily can discriminate minorities.

    We also report on two interviews - one by Prof. Dr. Alexia Katsanidou with the Leibniz Research Association "Crises in a Globalised World" and another interview with Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze about the relaunch of the SALIENT project.New research results, calls, events and the introduction of the new employees complete the current issue.

    New research results, calls, events and the introduction of the new employees complete the current issue.

    news-3999 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:22:52 +0200 Prof. Dr. Alexia Katsanidou in an interview with the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World" The financial crisis, the environmental crisis, the migration crisis – a variety of crises have shaped and continue to shape the present. Prof. Dr. Alexia Katsanidou focuses on the political crises of recent years. In an interview with the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World", she talks about the concept of crisis in her research and presents her research interests and projects. Prof. Katsanidou is co-spokesperson of the working group “Socio-Political Crises” in this Leibniz Research Alliance.

    Prof. Katsanidou leads the project SoliKris, which deals with the positive and negative effects of solidarity in society and between different European countries. So she investigates the solidarity between different generations of a people and between different nations such as Germany and Greece. Furthermore, she deals with the question of how solidarity between certain social groups, e.g. of the host and immigrant society, changes during a crisis.

    As part of the DominoES project, Prof. Katsanidou and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), which is part of the Leibniz Crisis Network, are working on the environmental crisis. She tries to identify tipping points that change the environmental awareness of the population and the political behavior of governments.

    Prof. Dr. Alexia Katsanidou leads the GESIS department "Data Archive for the Social Sciences (DAS)" and is Professor for Empirical Social Science at the University of Cologne.

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    news-3948 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:02:50 +0200 We welcome Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze as new scientific director of the department WTS On July 1st, 2018, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze accepted the postion as a head of the GESIS WTS department and a W3 professorship for computer science at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

    With a research focus lying at the interface between artificial intelligence, information retrieval and semantic technologies, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze is predestined for the management of the department "Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences" at GESIS. The Department develops new digital services for the social sciences based on innovative knowledge technologies. To ensure a high level of quality considering the  rapid change in information and knowledge technologies, the department conducts research in the field of applied computer and information science.

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Computer Science of the University of Potsdam (Ph.D. / Dr. rer. nat. in Applied Computer Science), Germany, in 2004. His professional career led him to the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST) in Berlin. Then, he spent five years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. Before joining GESIS, he led a research group at the L3S research center at Leibniz University Hannover.

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze succeedsPeter Mutschke at the head of the department "Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences" (WTS). Peter Mutschke passes on the staff responsibility after eight years as acting director.We would like to thank him for his dedication and his successful work as acting director of the department.         

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