Current Projects


Elterliches Wohlbefinden im Deutsch-Japanischen Vergleich.
In cooperation with The German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokio and the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. Key aspects of this research association: a comparison of parental relationships.

Third party founded projects

Minigraduiertenkolleg zu „Leben in Übergängen“. Junge Erwachsene zwischen Kontinuität und Diskontinuität in Bildung, Beruf und Familie.
Gutenberg-Nachwuchskolleg, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz finanz.
Project Leadership: Univ. Prof. Heide von Felden, Univ. Prof. Marina Hennig, Univ. Prof.
Peter Preisendörfer, Univ. Prof. Stefan Weyers

Soziale Netzwerke und wissenschaftliche Karriere. Zum Einfluss sozialer Beziehungen auf wissenschaftliche Karrieren.
Zentrum für Bildungs- und Hochschulforschung, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Project Leadership: Univ. Prof. Marina Hennig and Dr. Uwe Schmidt
Project Staff: Dr. Cathleen Stützer, Dipl. Soz. Lena Zimmer

"Network Newbies". A springschool for the practice-oriented introduction to the sociological analysis of social networks, in combination with "professional workshops for advanced learners".
Promoted as an innovative teaching project by the Gutenberg Lehrkolleg (GLK).

Project management: Prof. Dr. Marina Hennig/ Prof. Dr. Christian Stegbauer (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
Project staff: Nadja Bozicek

Homepage of "Network Newbies"

Social Network research is a fastly growing and dynamically evolving methodical topic, which benefits from the interdisciplinary way of scientific work in the field of research.

Since this is a rather new scientific approach, there exists an essential backlog demand in german-speaking areas. This particular project arises from a collaboration of the Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main) and the Gutenberg University (Mainz). It outlines an opportunity for beginners and advanced learners to learn the introduction and the application of social network research. The Newbie-event is adressed to Master students from both universities, to doctoral candidates and postgraduates, who want to become acquainted with the practice of social network research.

The project covers one week, in which the students learn the essential theoretical elements and how to apply them on social network analysis. There will also be an opportunity for the students to discuss their own projects with the other students. Furthermore, there will also be lectures in the evening with experts in the field of social network research.

The knowlegde attained in the Springschool is intended to be intensified in "professional workshops" where certain applications and methods of analysis will be seized upon. Therefore attendants receive the chance to participate in one-day or two-day workshops with experts.