17.07.2019
Karin Gottschall Elected Member of DFG-Senate Committee on Collaborative Research Centres

Karin Gottschall Elected Member of DFG-Senate Committee on Collaborative Research Centres

DFG elects new members for its Senate Committee and Grants Committee on Collaborative Research Centres

Recently the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) elected some of the bodies of the DFG. In doing so it elected one of the members of SOCIUM in two important committees. Karin Gottschall, Professor of Sociology at Fachbereich 8 and Department Head at SOCIUM, became member of the Senate Committee on Collaborative Research Centres of the DFG and at the same time member of the Grants Committee on Collaborative Research Centres. Read more ...

28.06.2019
Research Data Center QUALISERVICE Accredited

Research Data Center QUALISERVICE Accredited

The German Data Forum on empirical social, behavioural and economic sciences accredits the research data center QUALISERVICE located at the SOCIUM Research Center of the University of Bremen.

The German Data Forum advises the federal government and is involved in optimizing data infrastructures. Having obtained the accreditation, Qualiservice now aims to strengthen the interests of qualitative research at the level of science policy. Read more ...

13.06.2019
Skin cancer report 2019 published

Skin cancer report 2019 published

On 29th May Prof. Dr. Gerd Glaeske, Co-editor, presented the "Skin cancer report 2019" together with Techniker Krankenkasse and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in Germany, with 270,000 new cases per year. In every seventh case of skin cancer the highly aggressive malignant melanoma (so-called black skin cancer) is diagnosed. About 14% of skin cancer cases are melanoma, and 86% are non-melanoma (also known as white skin cancer). Every year the number of cases increases. From 2009-2015 the number of diagnoses of non-melanaoma increased by 50% and melanoma by 30%. If detected early enough, however, skin cancer is often curable. Read more ...