Research-based Learning in Times of Mass Education? The Development of the German University under the Mission Statement of the Unit of Education and Research

Author/s: Eva Fabian, Katja Klebig

DOI: 10.16917/sd.33890

OnlineFirst published on December 11, 2015

Year: 2015 Vol: 35 Number: 1


The article thematizes the aspect of research-based-education in the German system of higher education. The focus is founded on the developments from the Second World War to the present in a theoretical controversy. These times are characterized by an increasing inclusion of wide-ranging groups of the population in higher education combined with stagnating governmental finances for education, and the rising economization of education. Terms like competitiveness, efficiency enhancement, standardization or the development to an organization are shifting in the center of mass education. This is correlated to a change in the personnel and university structure. The questions is, how is the humboldt’sche postulate of research- based-education in this requirements still possible?

expansion of higher education in Germany, personnel structure of universities, inclusion, research-based-education, Bologna-process

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