• Function: Head of Higher Education Research
  • Department: CHE Centre for Higher Education
  • Phone: +49 5241 9761-23
  • E-Mail: Sigrun.Nickel@che.de
  • Assistance: Petra Bischof

Key activities at the CHE

  • Research projects on permeability between vocational and academic education, careers in higher education management, development of young researchers, quality management and evaluation, university governance
  • Excecution of evaluation procedures and activities as a peer
  • Teacher in advanced training courses in Higher Education Management

Higher education and apprenticeship

  • German Studies, Sociology and Education at the University of Münster (Magistra Artium)
  • PhD in Social Science on “Participative Management of Universities” at the University of Klagenfurt/Austria
  • Traineeships as newspaper editor and Consultant for systemic organisational development

Professional experience

  • Education policy editor for the Hamburg local news section of the taz (die tageszeitung) and member of the Management Board
  • Head of the Communication and Strategic University Development section at Hamburg University of Economics and Politics (HWP) and from 1997 member of its Presidential Board
  • Employed on the staff of Hamburg’s Senator for Science (Ministry of Science and Research)
  • Scientific Director of the University Development project (ProUni) at Universität Hamburg
  • Research assistant at the University Research Section of IFF (Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education) in Vienna/Austria
  • Joined the CHE in 2005

Current advisory and assessor activities

  • Member of body of experts “Permeability between vocational and academic education” consisting of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft and the Association of German Architects (BDA)
  • Chair of the advisory board of the Centre for Quality Assurance (ZHQE) at the University Duisburg-Essen

Memberships

  • GfHf German Association for Higher Education Research
  • CHER Consortium of Higher Education Researchers
  • DGWF German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education
  • DeGeval Association for Evaluation

Publications

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Update 2024: Studieren ohne Abitur in Deutschland 19. March 2024 1.10 MB 3739 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena: Update 2024: Studieren ohne Abitur in Deutschland...
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Studieren ohne Abitur - Voraussetzungen für eine fachgebundene Hochschulzugangsberechtigung ohne Abitur in den einzelnen Bundesländern 14. March 2024 181.84 KB 24686 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena: Studieren ohne Abitur - Voraussetzungen für eine...
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Studieren ohne Abitur - Voraussetzungen für eine allgemeine Hochschulzugangsberechtigung ohne Abitur in den einzelnen Bundesländern 14. March 2024 188.55 KB 25621 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun, Thiele, Anna-Lena: Studieren ohne Abitur - Voraussetzungen für eine...
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CHECK - Duales Studium in Deutschland (Daten-Analyse 2024) 16. January 2024 1.57 MB 5952 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena: CHECK - Duales Studium in Deutschland - Daten-Analyse...
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CHE kurz + kompakt - Duales Studium 16. January 2024 517.58 KB 124154 downloads

Mordhorst, Lisa; Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena: CHE kurz + kompakt – Duales...
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Stellungnahme von CHE und f-bb zur Studie zum Dualen Studium für den Bundestagsausschusses für Bildung, Forschung und Technikfolgenabschätzung 20. September 2023 179.93 KB 4949 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Reum, Nicolas; Pfeiffer, Iris; Kiepenheuer-Drechsler, Barbara: Stellungnahme...
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Mehr Durchlässigkeit durch Studieren ohne (Fach-)Abitur: Analyse der zurückliegenden 25 Jahre (Präsentation im Rahmen einer BMBF-Tagung vom 06.09.23) 11. September 2023 1.03 MB 5577 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena: Mehr Durchlässigkeit durch Studieren ohne (Fach-)Abitur:...
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Wo steht das duale Studium? (Sigrun Nickel im DLF-Interview 04.09.23) 4. September 2023 0.00 KB 2567 downloads

Im Interview mit dem Deutschlandfunk spricht Sigrun Nickel, Leiterin Hochschulforschung...
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Dual studieren im Maschinenbau - Kurzfassung 30. August 2023 313.11 KB 4392 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena; Hüsch, Marc: Dual studieren im Maschinenbau -...
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Dual studieren im Maschinenbau 30. August 2023 1.34 MB 3841 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena; Hüsch, Marc: Dual studieren im Maschinenbau -...