About the Center for Science and Research Management
Founded as a registered non-profit association in 2002, the Center for Science and Research Management (Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V., ZWM) in Speyer adopts and focusses on needs and challenges of the science and research system.
Implementing these new impetus in training programs, consulting services and the promotion of the web platform and network for science and research managers, the ZWM assists universities and research institutions in refining their management.
The ZWM acts in three fields:
The courses of the Center for Science and Research Management afford an opportunity to prospective and experienced science and research managers to expand their management skills and to professionalize their leadership expertise parallel to their professional activity. The seminars last 9 – 18 days and consist of several modules that are systematically interconnected.
The courses „Science and Research Management“, „Science and Research Management for advanced managers“ and our „Professional Management Program“ target job entrants in the scientific community as well as advanced employees of universities and research centers and executive managers in the science system.
In workshops of one or two days, organized by theme, the Center offers junior employees as well as leaders in the science system a focused training. The workshops cover topics such as finance, law, administration and communication and are in line with requirements of members of the scientific system.
For high-level performance in research and knowledge transfer competent leadership is an indispensable prerequisite. The Center conducts consulting projects for universities, government agencies and research centers. By moderating strategic processes, resolving conflicts and mobilizing experts, the Center for Science and Research Management successfully supports ambitious processes of change and helps leaders in the science system reengineering their business processes.
The Center has developed the web platform “wissenschaftsmanagement.online” (so far a german-language website) that bundles information about several fields in science and research management and serves as a network specific to this profession. The platform provides case studies, scientific publications, transfer of knowledge and a job board for vacancies in science and research management.
Master of Public Administration „Science and Research Management“
The Master studies “Science and Research Management” can be completed while in employment and lead to the Master degree of Public Administration (M.P.A.).
The studies prepare for diverse and complex management tasks in scientific institutions and organisations. The multi-perspective approach combines administrative and social sciences, economics, humanities and law.
The Master’s programme is designed for a period of four semesters and students have to attend seminars in Speyer for ten days every semester. Blended learning ensures sustainable knowledge acquisition.
The German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften) and the Center for Science and Research Management have designed the M.P.A.-program in cooperation and are continuously updating and adjusting it involving the feedback of research institutes and funding agencies.