Knowledge exchange in research
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences sees knowledge exchange a research-based dialogue with people active in the political, business, and administration sectors, in art and culture, and in civil society. Research results are developed cooperatively or co-creatively with non-university actors, and applied to non-scientific contexts. Existing research is empirically enriched through exchange with civil society, stimulating the development of new research topics.
This form of knowledge exchange is undertaken by the researchers in the faculty within the framework of (externally funded) research projects, applied research, contract research, in real-world laboratories, or as consultants and experts.
The faculty’s knowledge exchange strategy (link) offers a structured overview of the diverse knowledge transfer activities carried out by researchers in the faculty, with a particular emphasis on the dimension of research. We offer you an overview of the central knowledge exchange actors in the faculty, as well as a sample of research projects explicitly related to knowledge exchange.
Guiding lights of knowledge exchange in the faculty
With the Research Office for Social Innovation and the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) and Center for Sustainable Society Research (CSS)research centers, the faculty is proud of its regional, national, and international guiding lights in area of knowledge exchange. You can learn more about these guiding lights at the following links.
Examples of externally funded research projects related to knowledge exchange
With their individual and externally funded research projects, researchers in the faculty make great contributions to societal debates and practical applications. On this page we will highlight a few exemplary projects. You can find more information about the projects on the professors’ websites.
Selection of further research projects related to knowledge exchange
|Project title||Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences|
|Climate-friendly Lokstedt—self-sustaining local transformation processes through real-world laboratories
Third-party-funded project, BMBF
Prof. Dr. Anita Engels
|Cooperation with the Hamburg fire department||Prof. Dr. Daniel Geiger|
|Managing Humanitarian Emergencies (cooperation with the Ugandan Red Cross)||Prof. Dr. Daniel Geiger|
|Teilgabe: The civic, cooperative and social entrepreneurial creation and shaping of public welfare oriented supply
Third-party-funded project, BMBF
|Dr. Philipp Degens|
|Money Matters A comic-essay about money||Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo|
|Refugees and Transformative Services||
Prof. Dr. Silke Boenigk
|Responsible Neuro-Technologies of Pain (REGAIN)||
Dr. Benjamin Lipp
|Work in times of Covid-19||
Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen
|RechTech: Reflexive legal advice at Innovation and technological development||
Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen
Projects on services
PflegeDigital2.0 in cooperation with the Department of Media Technology at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)—ROSI, 2022.
The research team under Prof. Jan Neuhöfer, professor for virtual systems and computer graphics (Department of Media Technology at the HAW), is developing a digital, multilingual tool to provide subject and language knowledge for training in nursing care.
Nurses from abroad should also be able use the tool to learn the procedures and terminology of the German nursing system, any time, anywhere, thanks to the translation function of the tool’s digital modules. ROSI will support the HAW research team by evaluating 11 of the developed modules in 2022. The evaluation will focus on whether the use of the learning modules improves nursing students’ knowledge of the subject and language skills and how the participants see the digital learning modules in comparison to the standard, analog learning materials.
The evaluation will be conducted in cooperation with a nursing school in Bochum and involve a before-and-after measurement for each module in a trial experiment. It will also include nursing students from different language backgrounds.
For ROSI, Daniel Gotthardt will be overseeing the conceptual development, execution, and evaluation of the trials. The project began at the beginning of February 2022 and will conclude at the end of December 2022. The evaluation results provided by Daniel Gotthardt will be presented by the HAW in December 2022.
Evaluation of the Hamburg Resocialization and Victim Law for the Hamburg Ministry of Justice
A project on the design and implementation of the evaluation of the Hamburg Resocialization and Victim Aid Law was started in 2020, in cooperation with the Hamburg Ministry of Justice.
What’s behind the Resocialization and Victim Aid Law?
The Hamburg Resocialization and Victim Aid Law (HmbResOG), which came into force on 1 January 2019, regulates the transition during and after a prison sentence, using law-based transition management. Statistically, the risk of recidivism is particularly high in the first 6 months after release from prison. Thus the law is especially aimed at support in this time. It also offers inmates various opportunities while serving their sentences, such as educational and vocational training, or therapy.
More information about the resocialization law at this link (forwards to the hamburg.de website).
What does the project focus on?
The project started in mid-2020, with Prof. Dr. Baur (former Junior Professor for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg) as head of the project and Sarah König as his doctoral researcher.The project aims to provide a synopsis of legal doctrinal and legal factual research results to reveal potential legal policy conclusions and practical needs for adaptation. The research should follow 5 guiding questions assigned to the different evaluation components (process evaluation transition management, effect evaluation transition management, evaluation victim assistance/prevention).
The following different methods are used:
- An analysis of legal doctrine (of deficiencies addressed by the HmbResOG)
- The evaluation of data already available (such as case numbers, key figures on initial consultations, figures on the avoidance of alternative custodial sentences, etc.)
- Interviews (these will be used at various points in the evaluation process and should be conducted with 1 person from each institution involved).
- Questionnaire surveys (online survey among legal entities on the quality of cooperation)
- File analysis (evaluation of the integration and resocialization plans)
- Concluding expert discussion
The collaborative project is expected to be completed by mid-2022.