Sigrun_Nickel
  • 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

Nickel, Sigrun

Publikationsliste
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Studieren ohne Abitur - Entwicklungspotenziale in Bund und Ländern. Eine empirische Analyse. 1.61 MB 588 downloads

CHE-AP123: Autoren: Nickel, Sigrun; Leusing, Britta: Studieren ohne Abitur - Entwicklungspotenziale...
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Joint Degrees in European Higher Education. Obstacles and opportunities for transnational programme partnerships based on the example of the German-Dutch EUREGIO 503.14 KB 395 downloads

Autoren: Nickel, Sigrun; Zdebel, Thorsten; Westerheijden, Don: Joint Degrees in European...
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Joint Degrees im europäischen Hochschulraum. Hindernisse transnationaler Studiengangs- Kooperationen am Beispiel der EUREGIO Deutschland-Niederlande 510.26 KB 348 downloads

Autoren: Nickel, Sigrun; Zdebel, Thorsten; Westerheijden, Don: Joint Degrees im europäischen...
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Bilanz und Perspektiven der leistungsorientierten Mittelverteilung - Analysen zur finanziellen Hochschulsteuerung 1,006.11 KB 1814 downloads

CHE-AP111: Budgetierungsfragen gehören zu den wichtigsten, aber auch umstrittensten...
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Qualitätsmanagement - Systeme an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen: Ein kritischer Überblick 109.11 KB 1145 downloads

Nachdem Qualitätssicherung in deutschen Hochschulen lange Zeit eher punktuell mit...
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Institutionelle QM-Systeme in Universitäten und Fachhochschulen. Konzepte - Instrumente - Umsetzung. Eine empirische Studie 2.36 MB 3784 downloads

CHE-AP94: Autoren: Nickel, Sigrun: Institutionelle QM-Systeme in Universitäten und...
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Anforderungen an die Weiterentwicklung des Akkreditierungssystems aus Sicht des CHE 44.40 KB 5831 downloads

Autoren: Nickel, Sigrun: Anforderungen an die Weiterentwicklung des Akkreditierungssystems...