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Dr. Jennifer Dusdal

Jennifer Dusdal

Research scientist

Academic Area(s) Sociology & social sciences / Multidisciplinary, general & others
Research Topics Higher education and science systems
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Social Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 45-060
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5008
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35008
Social Media & Blogs
Speaks English, German, Luxembourgish
Research Stays 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: Tuesday, 12 January 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

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See detailHigher Education Organizations as Strategic Actors in Networks: Institutional and Relational Perspectives Meet Social Network Analysis
Dusdal, Jennifer; Zapp, Mike; Marques, Marcelo; Powell, Justin J W

in Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (in press), 7

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See detailExamining Gender (In-)Equality in German Engineering: Considering the Importance of Interest, Perceptions, and Choice
Dusdal, Jennifer; Fernandez, Frank

in Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Fernandez, Frank; House, Brittany (Eds.) Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Policy, Institutional Culture, and Individual Choice (2021)

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See detailBenefits, Motivations, and Challenges of International Collaborative Research: A Sociology of Science Case Study
Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J W

in Science and Public Policy (2021), 48(2), 235-245

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See detailSemantic and Relational Spaces in Science of Science: Deep Learning Models for Article Vectorisation
Kozlowski, Diego; Dusdal, Jennifer; Pang, Jun; Zilian, Andreas

in Scientometrics (2021)

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See detailWhy is Germany not embracing the Humboldtian university?
Baker, David; Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J W; Stock, Manfred

Article for general public (2020)

See detailScience of Science: Connecting Multidisciplinary Studies of Research, Higher Education, and Society
Dusdal, Jennifer; Akbaritabar, Aliakbar; Kosmützky, Anna

Book published by Frontiers (2020)

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See detailUniversity vs. Research Institute? The Dual Pillars of German Science Production, 1950–2010
Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J W; Baker, David; Fu, Yuan Chih; Shamekhi, Yahya; Stock, Manfred

in Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy (2020), 58(3), 319-342

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See detailHey, lass uns das zusammen machen!
Feist, Peter; Dusdal, Jennifer

Article for general public (2020)

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See detailHigher Education in Germany - recent developments in an international perspective
Dusdal, Jennifer

in Comparative Education (2019), 55(2), 292-294

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See detailDas Verhältnis zwischen Hochschule und Wissenschaft in Deutschland: Expansion – Produktion – Kooperation
Dusdal, Jennifer; Oberg, Achim; Powell, Justin J W

in Burzan, Nicole (Ed.) Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen: Der Verhandlungsband des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie vom 24.-28. September 2018 an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2019)

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See detailThe Global Triumph of the Research University: A Driving Force of Science Production
Baker, David P.; Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J W; Fernandez, Frank

E-print/Working paper (2018)

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See detailComparaison de la Productivité Scientifique du Luxembourg avec l’Allemagne, la France et la Belgique
Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J W

in SCRIPT; Université du Luxembourg (Eds.) Rapport National sur l'Education au Luxembourg (2018)

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See detailLuxemburgs Wissenschaftliche Produktivität im Vergleich zu Deutschland, Frankreich und Belgien
Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J W

in University of Luxembourg; SCRIPT (Eds.) Nationaler Bildungsbericht Luxemburg 2018 (2018)

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See detailDie Ideenfabrik. Universitäten als Produzenten von Wissen
Zimmermann, Julia Maria; Powell, Justin J W; Dusdal, Jennifer

Article for general public (2018)

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See detailThe European Center of Science Productivity: Research Universities and Institutes in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
Powell, Justin J W; Dusdal, Jennifer

in International Perspectives on Education and Society (2017), 33

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See detailThe Worldwide Triumph of the Research University and Globalizing Science
Powell, Justin J W; Fernandez, Frank; Crist, John T.; Dusdal, Jennifer; Zhang, Liang; Baker, David P.

in International Perspectives on Education and Society (2017), 33

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See detailEurope’s Center of Science: Science Productivity in Belgium, France, Germany, and Luxembourg
Powell, Justin J W; Dusdal, Jennifer

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailBildungschancen durch Begabtenförderung
Dusdal, Jennifer; Weber, Regina

Book published by Hans-Böckler-Stiftung - 268 (2014)

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See detailMigration, Bildungsaufstieg und Begabtenförderung. Entwicklungen in der Stipendiat/innenschaft der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
Dusdal, Jennifer; Houben, Daniel; Weber, Regina

in Die Hochschule: Journal für Wissenschaft und Bildung (2012), 1

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See detailBildungsbeteiligung und soziale Partizipation von Migrantinnen und Migranten - Erkenntnisse einer Vollerhebung unter den Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Houben, Daniel; Weber, Regina; Dusdal, Jennifer

in Soziale Ungleichheit in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft. Kategorien, Konzepte, Einflussfaktoren (2012)

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