Professorship for Quantitative Research on Higher Education

Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Dieter Daniel


The Professorship engages in higher education research from the perspective of the social sciences, social psychology in particular. In addition to social science research methods, the research draws upon social psychology theories on social judgment formation and decision-making in groups and organizations as a basis for the investigation of issues in university policy and practice.

Change of Perspective

In the interview series "Perspektivwechsel" of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Dieter Daniel provides insights into the situation and framework conditions of science and university research in Switzerland.


New report of the Aktionsrat Bildung: Region and Education. Myth City - Country

Daniel, H.-D., Hannover, B., Köller, O., Lenzen, D., McElvany, N., Roßbach, H.-G., Seidel, T., Tippelt, R. Wößmann, L. (2019). Region und Bildung. Mythos Stadt - Land (Gutachten des Aktionsrats Bildung, herausgegeben von der Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.). Münster: Waxmann. now available for download:

High Honour