Science as a vocation? Careers in the scientific system of the 21st century

Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D., President of the Social Science Research Center Berlin for Social Research (WZB) and Professor of Sociology of Education and Labor Market Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin


Marsilius-vorlesung _allmendingerjutta2014businessfotografieingahaar036h10x14300​​In her presentation, Professor Jutta Allmendinger will first generally deal with career paths in science, then going into specific issues of interdisciplinarity, which is hailed as a prerequisite for the innovative capacity of science and is institutionally increasingly encouraged. But what happens to the people who live this credo professionally?


Jutta Allmendinger was a professor at the University of Munich from 1992 to 2007. From 2003 to 2007 she headed the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg. In 2007 she moved to Berlin, where she became president of the Science Centre for Social Research (WZB) and Professor at the Humboldt University. Her scientific focus is in the field of life course research. Here a special interest is placed on the embossment of biographies by institutions (eg education system, labor market or welfare state), the transitions between the educational system and the labor market, as well as the differences in life histories of women and men. Her book “Schulaufgaben (Homework): How we must change the education system to do our children justice”, published in 2012, received special public attention for its proposals for educational reform to a broad public.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4 o’clock p.m.

Location: Old University, Aula
Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg

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