Dr. Jennifer Dusdal

Jennifer Dusdal

Research scientist

Fachgebiet(e) Sociology & social sciences / Multidisciplinary, general & others
Forschungsthemen Higher education and science systems
Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E03 45-060
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 5008
Soziale Medien & Blogs
Gesprochene Sprachen English, German, Luxembourgish
Forschungsaufenthalte in Germany, USA

Jennifer Dusdal is Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Institute of Education & Society at the University of Luxembourg. She is also Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Her research expertise lies at the intersection of higher education research, science studies, and bibliometrics. Her specific topics of interest include higher education systems, institutions and organizations, international collaborative networks, political reform and societal change processes, higher education governance and evaluation as well as science capacity-building and production.

She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Luxembourg in April 2017 (grade: „excellent"). Her monograph Welche Organisationsformen produzieren Wissenschaft. Zum Verhältnis von Hochschule und Wissenschaft in Deutschland was published by Campus Verlag in 2018 and was awarded with the Ulrich-Teichler-Prize for outstanding dissertation of the German Association of Higher Education Research (GfHf).

She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences and an M.A. in Science and Society, both from the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. She completed research stays at The Pennsylvania State University (USA) and the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (IFQ) in Berlin, Germany. 

Jennifer participates in activities of the LCSS Graduate School and supervises doctoral students at the University of Luxembourg. She is an associated researcher of the Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) on Data-driven Computational Modelling and Applications (DRIVEN). Since 2013, Jennifer has taught in several interdisciplinary M.A. programs. In Luxembourg, she is teaching in the M.A. Social Sciences and Educational Sciences (MASSES), and the M.A. Management und Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen (MAMACO).

She is a member of the Science Policy discussion group at the LCSS and the Working Group "Science and Higher Education" in the Section "Science and Technology Research" of the German Sociological Association. Further, she was an advisor for educational accreditation processes, a member of the selection committee of scholarship holders of the Hans-Boeckler-Foundation, and has represented junior scholars in university committees.

Last updated on: Dienstag, den 12. Januar 2021

Research Projects:

Lecture Series:

Science of Science in the Spotlight (2020)

  • 09/06/2020: Prof. Dr. Chaomei Chen (Professor of Information Science at Drexel University, USA): The Role of Uncertainties in the Science of Scientific Knowledge (video of the lecture: https://youtu.be/4I3LU6hUC_U)
  • 12/05/2020: Prof. Dr. Ludo Waltman (Deputy Director, Professor of Quantitative Science Studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands): Research on research: An overview of the landscape and its connections to research policy (video of the lecture: https://youtu.be/VuSzE7cdfd8)
  • 28/04/2020: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Glänzel (Professor of Statistics at KU Leuven, Director of the Centre for R&D Monitoring, Belgium): Building reliable bibliometric indicators for measuring research performance (video of the lecture: https://youtu.be/EEP4zXyynuQ)
  • 10/03/2020: Prof. Dr. Christine Musselin (Directrice de recherche CNRS, Co-director of LIEPP "Higher Education and Research" Research Group, Sciences Po, Paris, France): Effects of competition on universities. Building on the case of French universities (video of the lecture: https://youtu.be/KN7-O9qBcJY)

Last updated on: 17 Jun 2020