• 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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CHECK - Duales Studium in Deutschland (Daten-Analyse 2024) 16. January 2024 1.57 MB 1605 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 114952 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 2837 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 3524 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 1342 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 2358 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 1888 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena; Hüsch, Marc: Dual studieren im Maschinenbau -...
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CHE kurz + kompakt – Studium ohne Abitur: Medizin und Pharmazie 14. March 2023 396.01 KB 128323 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena; Thiemann, Jan: CHE kurz + kompakt – Studium...
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Immer mehr Studierende ohne Abitur (Sigrun Nickel im DLF- Interview 14.03.2023) 14. March 2023 0.00 KB 4179 downloads

Sigrun Nickel, Leiterin Hochschulforschung beim CHE, berichtet im Interview mit dem...
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Studieren ohne Abitur - Voraussetzungen für eine fachgebundene Hochschulzugangsberechtigung ohne Abitur in den einzelnen Bundesländern 14. March 2023 181.84 KB 19204 downloads

Nickel, Sigrun; Thiele, Anna-Lena: Studieren ohne Abitur - Voraussetzungen für eine...