New institutional tasks: Executive Director of the Institute, Membership in the Faculty Council and the Accreditation Commission, and COMPASSS Steering Committee

Prof. Wagemann has been elected Executive Director of the Institute of Political Science, for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

He has also been elected member of the Faculty Council, for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019. His substitute is Prof. Heike Holbig.

Finally, Prof. Wagemann serves as a member of the university level accreditation commission. This important commission deals with all new or renewed study programs of the university. This is an especially notable appointment since not all faculties are represented with a professorial member in that commission.

With regard to research activities, Prof. Wagemann has become a member of the Steering Committee of the COMPASSS network. The mandate started in the fall 2016 and lasts for three years. COMPASSS deals with systematic case comparison which is Prof. Wagemann’s most important methodological expertise.

Teaching Evaluations and Teaching Grant

The teaching evaluations for the winter term 2016/17 are online. Their online publication is a way to contribute to transparency, but also to teaching quality.

A small teaching grant has been awarded for Prof. Wagemann’s research seminar in the summer term 2017. With these resources, it will be possible to hire a tutor who will work in the context of this intensive seminar. Already now, we are in contact with various units of Goethe University which help us to ensure the international profile of the course. Among other goals, the seminar shall represent the international character of Frankfurt as a scientific place and recruit students with different biographies.

Villa Vigoni Meeting in 2017

Together with Prof’in Simona Piattoni (University of Trento) and Prof. Luca Verzichelli (University of Siena), Prof. Wagemann has obtained funds for a meeting at the German-Italian Center of European Eccellence. In April 2017, a workshop for international PhD and Post-Doc scholars will be organized which deals with political science perspectives on Germany, Italy, and the EU in times of crises.

Read more about the Chair in Qualitative Empirical Research Methods in the archive