The Future of Science Studies in Germany

Scientist in Germany reclaiming that there is a serious gap in research of science, especially from the viewpoint of the social sciences. Recently institutes are shut down, e.g. the IWT in Bielefeld, but with respect to the signees of the Memorandum there is a big need of science studies, on the one hand to enable the policy makers in the domain of education and research to build better tools of management and regulation. On the other hand to reach better and differentiated knowledge of science in a total view. Mainly because science is going to be more and more international and the national institutions need a overview to deal with the issues related to that development.

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