Scientist Survey

Welcome on the webpage of the Scientists Survey!

On this website you'll find information and the latest news on the study. We also provide information about our findings, publications and upcoming events.

Barometer für die Wissenschaft

The results report of the latest wave of the Scientist Survey "Wissenschaftsbefragung" will be published on November 25th.

The report "Barometer für die Wissenschaft" provides a comprehensive overview of the state of science in Germany, based on the experiences and assessments of the scientists themselves. The spectrum of topics ranges from working and research conditions to the acquisition of third-party funding, publication strategies and open data practices to assessments of science policy issues and possible reforms. With this study, we address the scientists themselves as well as the people responsible in universities and politics. Last but not least, we also want to arouse the interest of a broader public and empirically enrich science policy discussions with our figures.

Forschung, Lehre und Selbstverwaltung

Our recent DZHW-Brief examines how scientists organise the various professional tasks assigned to them. Traditionally, they assume three central responsibilities: teaching, research and academic self-administration. However, there is always discussion as to the extent to which the proportion of these tasks are balanced. On the basis of the DZHW Scientists Survey 2016, we examine how professors and junior faculty staff balance their working time dedicated to central tasks such as research and teaching.

Bezahlt oder unbezahlt? Überstunden im akademischen Mittelbau

Our new article in Forschung&Lehre examines the role of overtime work for junior academic staff. Scientists are often assumed to be intrinsically motivated and that overtime work is therefore integral part of their scientific self-image. But what role does overtime work actually play for junior faculty scientists? The DZHW Science Survey provides insights and shows how overtime hours are most frequently accumulated where part-time work is contractually agreed upon.