Scientific Transfer Project


In the assessment of domain-specific and generic competencies in higher education in Germany, the projects of the new KoKoHs initiative need to address joint methodological challenges of the longitudinal assessment designs and multilevel analyses. The focus of the new initiative helps foster synergies among KoKoHs project teams as well as cooperation among national and international partners. It also facilitates comprehensive presentations of the results of projects and findings of the overall program to increase international visibility of KoKoHs research. The scientific transfer project was initiated on October 1, 2015, with offices in Berlin (headed by Professor Hans Anand Pant, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin) and in Mainz (headed by Professor Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) to promote networking and cooperation among researchers, systematically and continuously support young researchers, pool findings from the previous and new KoKoHs initiatives, and facilitate dissemination of results at multiple levels.


The scientific transfer project provides guidance and support to the project teams, organizes conferences and training events especially for young researchers, promotes exchange and networking among the project teams, and establishes and maintains international cooperation partnerships with colleagues and testing institutes worldwide.

To ensure systematic networking among, and promotion of, young researchers as well as wide and rapid dissemination of the results of the KoKoHs projects and findings of the program, the team members of the scientific transfer project assume the following responsibilities:

Research Network

  • Initiate and promote exchange
  • Establish and maintain cooperation structures
  • Ensure national and international compatibility
  • Support research visits in Germany and abroad
  • Communicate among projects

Scientific Guidance and Support

  • Promote young researchers
  • Organize workshops on theory or methodology
  • Host research and doctoral colloquia
  • Support project implementation
  • Design efficient field phases

Pooling and Dissemination of Results and Findings

  • Conduct systematic reviews of findings and foster subsequent use of results from both KoKoHs initiatives
  • Present the initiative at national and international conferences
  • Organize the opening and closing conferences
  • Publish texts on topical issues in reputable journals

Public Relations/External Communication

  • Promote application
  • Ensure visibility
  • Communicate knowledge
  • Maintain website