04.07.2016
Karin Gottschall member of the new Advisory Board of the “Network Promoting Interdisciplinary Research on Social Policy”

Karin Gottschall member of the new Advisory Board of the “Network Promoting Interdisciplinary Research on Social Policy”

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles introduces new measures to strengthen research activities on social policies and the Welfare state in Germany.

Around 30 percent of the GDP in Germany are produced or consumed by the welfare state. More than 40 percent of the federal budget is allocated to social policies. Nevertheless, due to a reduction in the number of professorships on social policy social scientific research on the welfare state is in decline. The “Network Promoting Interdisciplinary Research on Social Policy”, initiated by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, attempts to reverse this trend. Endowment chairs, promotion of young scholars, financial support for research activities – there is a broad spectrum of possible initiatives which will be supported by various sponsors already starting in 2017/18. The new-established interdisciplinary Advisory Board is primarily tasked with quality management. Read more ...

07.06.2016
Laura Seelkopf receives prestigious Max Weber Fellowship of the European University Institute in Florence

Laura Seelkopf receives prestigious Max Weber Fellowship of the European University Institute in Florence

1.106 applications for 47 fellowships.

The European University Institute is one of the most coveted Social Science research facilities in the world; and that not only for questions of European integration or European Union politics. Rather, over the last four decades the institute developed into one of the leading centers for comparative research on societies and political systems. Not surprisingly its positions are much sought after, whether it is a job offer for a professorship or a place in a fellowship program. One of the most coveted is a fellowship in the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies. For the eleventh cohort for the year 2016/2017 more than 1.100 applications for somewhat less than 50 scholarships arrived in Florence. And now it is official: Laura Seelkopf is one of the 47 successful postdocs who are invited for a year of exciting research in Florence starting September 2016. Read more ...

20.05.2016
Presentation of two new studies on morbidity-oriented risk structure compensation (Morbi RSA)

Presentation of two new studies on morbidity-oriented risk structure compensation (Morbi RSA)

Expert team to Professor Gerd Glaeske presents two new expertise reports on morbidity-oriented risk structure compensation (Morbi RSA).

Gerd Glaeske (SOCIUM, University of Bremen), together with Wolfgang Greiner (Universität Bielefeld), Jan Dietzel and Carsten Neumann (both IGES), presents an expert assessment on criteria, analyses and alternatives relating to ancillary research for Morbi RSA. Gerd Glaeske, Jean Dietzel and Carsten Neumann have also published a second expertise report on questions of disability. Read more ...