Nicolai Netz

Nicolai Netz
Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung GmbH

PhD in Sociology

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Introduction
Nicolai Netz currently works at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). In his research, he examines the educational and professional careers of students and graduates. His current research focuses on the determinants and effects of high-skilled mobility.

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Der Beitrag illustriert Konstruktionsprinzipien, Potenziale und Fallstricke von Vignettenexperimenten anhand eines faktoriellen Surveyexperiments zur Bedeutung soziodemografischer und meritokratischer Merkmale beim Zugang zur Professur. Im Rahmen des Surveyexperiments wurden alle Universitätsprofessor*innen der Germanistik, Soziologie, Politikwisse...
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Das vorgestellte Literaturreview fasst die Ergebnisse von Studien zum Einfluss studienbezogener Auslandsmobilität auf das Arbeitseinkommen von Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen zusammen. Es zeigt, dass studienbezogene Auslandserfahrung in vielen Beschäftigungskontexten und Ländern einen moderaten positiven Einfluss auf das Arbeitseinkommen h...
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Early-life environments can have long-lasting developmental effects. Interestingly, research on how school reforms affect later-life study behavior has hardly adopted this perspective. Therefore, we investigated a staggered school reform that reduced the number of school years and increased weekly instructional time for secondary school students in...
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In many Western countries, women are more likely to study abroad than men. At present, there is a lack of theory-guided empirical studies searching explanations for this pattern. We address this research gap by examining gender differences in study abroad intent among first-semester students in Germany. To derive a comprehensive theoretical framewo...
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Studying abroad can positively influence students’ personality development, transversal skills, and labour market outcomes. At the same time, students from a high social origin are more likely to study abroad than students from a low social origin. Against this background, recent research has suggested that international student mobility (ISM) may...
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This editorial to the special issue on heterogeneous effects of studying abroad starts with a review of studies on the determinants and individual-level effects of studying abroad. On that basis, it illustrates the necessity to place more emphasis on effect heterogeneity in research on international student mobility. It then develops a typology of...
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In this article, we review quantitative studies that empirically examine whether studying abroad influences graduates’ wages. Our review suggests that studying abroad has a moderate positive effect on graduates’ early-career wages in various national and institutional settings. However, this effect tends to vary across groups of graduates, employme...
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In einem systematischen Review werten Nicolai Netz, Svenja Hampel und Valeria Aman 96 empirische Studien zum Einfluss internationaler Mobilität auf wissenschaftliche Karrieren aus. Die Analyse dieses noch jungen, aber in den letzten Jahren sehr dynamischen Forschungsfeldes zeigt, dass internationale Mobilität zum Ausbau wissenschaftlicher Netzwerke...
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Using theories of social inequality and migration, we combine the research strands dealing with study-related international mobility and with migration-related inequalities in higher education. Based on data from the 20th German Social Survey, we examine mechanisms through which a migration background may influence whether students in Germany inten...
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The lockdown in spring changed substantially how professors organize their work and private lives – as well as their publication productivity. Our survey shows that women report more often than men that they submitted fewer articles because of additional childcare and additional time for switching to online teaching. The vast majority of respondent...
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The internationalization and specialization of science confront scientists with opportunities and sometimes even a need to become internationally mobile during their careers. Against this background, we systematically reviewed empirical studies on the effects that mobility across national borders has on the careers of scientists. Using several sear...
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In recent years, the body of evidence suggesting that studying abroad during higher education can positively influence students’ personality development, academic knowledge and skills, intercultural competences, and employment prospects has increased. Policy makers and scholars alike want to understand who reaps these benefits and who does not. Hen...
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Die Studie untersucht auf Basis des Promoviertenpanels des Deutschen Zentrums für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW), inwiefern sich die Wahrscheinlichkeit von Auslandsaufenthalten nach Promotionskontexten unterscheidet. Promovierende in strukturierten Programmen (33%) und Stipendienprogrammen (30%) gehen deutlich häufiger ins Ausland als...
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The authors develop a conceptual framework explaining monetary returns to international student mobility (ISM). Based on data from two German graduate panel surveys, they test this framework using growth curve models and Oaxaca–Blinder decompositions. The results indicate that ISM-experienced graduates enjoy a steeper wage growth after graduation a...
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We measure selection among high-skilled emigrants from Germany using predicted earnings. Migrants to less equal countries are positively selected relative to nonmigrants, while migrants to more equal countries are negatively selected, consistent with the prediction in Borjas (1987). Positive selection to less equal countries reflects university qua...
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We identify factors influencing young scientists’ plans for research stays abroad by embedding theories of social inequality, educational decision making, and migration into a life course framework. We test the developed model of international academic mobility by calculating a structural equation model using data from an online survey of scientist...
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Zitation: Minks, K. H., Briedis, K., Grotheer, M., Isleib, S. & Netz, N. (2012). DZHW-Absolventenpanel 2005. Aufbereitet durch Baillet, F., Franken, A. & Weber, A., doi: 10.21249/DZHW:gra2005:1.0.0, DATENSATZNAME, released 2017. Hannover: FDZ-DZHW. Das DZHW-Absolventenpanel 2005 ist Teil der DZHW-Absolventenstudienreihe, in der anhand von standardi...
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Zitation: Middendorff, E., Apolinarski, B., Poskowsky, J., Kandulla, M. & Netz, N. (2013). 20. Sozialerhebung. Aufbereitet durch Daniel, A., Sarcletti, A. & Vietgen, S., doi: 10.21249/DZHW:ssy20:1.0.0, ssy20_r_1-0-0, released 2017. Hannover: FDZ-DZHW. Die 20. Sozialerhebung ist Teil der Sozialerhebung des Deutschen Studentenwerks (DSW), einer seit...
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Alongside the educational expansion and internationalisation of economies, it has become more important for students’ labour market success to spend part of their studies abroad. However, only a fraction of German students studies abroad. In particular, students from underprivileged families refrain from doing so. While the social selectivity of in...
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On the basis of theories of cultural reproduction and rational choice, we examine whether access to study-abroad opportunities is socially selective and whether this pattern changed during educational expansion. We test our hypotheses for Germany by combining student survey data and administrative data on higher education entry rates. We find that...
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This study examines factors that deter students in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands from studying abroad. Using an adaptation of the Rubicon model of action phases, the path to gaining study abroad experience is conceptualised as a process involving two thresholds: the decision threshold and the realisation threshold. Theoretical p...
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The EUROSTUDENT V – Synopsis of Indicators is the central publication of the EUROSTUDENT project and the result of the collaboration of a European-wide network including researchers, data collectors, representatives of national ministries, and other stakeholders. It comprises data from student surveys conducted in 29 countries in the European Highe...
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This chapter identifies factors influencing doctoral candidates’ mobility plans based on empirical studies as well as theories of social inequality and migration. The relative importance of the identified factors is assessed through a series of linear and logistic regressions, which are calculated based on data from a 2010 online survey of doctoral...
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Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich | Eurostudent IV 2008–2011 Vor dem Hintergrund der Veränderungen der Hochschulsysteme in Europa im Rahmen des Bologna-Prozesses gibt dieser Bericht Auskunft über die sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Bedin-gungen des Studiums im deutschen Hochschulsystem. Die Lebens-und Studienbedingungen von Studierenden an deutsc...

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During the Corona pandemic, the social and economic conditions of students have drastically changed: The possibilities of interaction with fellow students and teachers as well as the possibilities of receiving support from the family have been severely restricted. As a result, the financial situation of students and their parents has worsened. Also, teaching had to take place digitally to a large extent, so that students had to deal with changed teaching, learning and examination situations. Such changes have often induced higher levels of study stress. While this is known, we lack information on the Corona-specific study conditions, challenges, and consequences for study success of different vulnerable student groups. Therefore, this DFG project examines how social inequalities have changed during the Corona pandemic. In addition to inequalities by gender and educational background, we consider inequalities associated with having a migration background, children, and disabilities. We examine the study conditions of students with these characteristics and their relevance for study progress and dropout intentions. The analyses are based on a combination of datasets that are representative for students in German higher education (Studieren zu Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie, and the pooled Sozialerhebungen of the years 2009 to 2016). The project aims to generate new theoretical and empirical insights in educational and stratification research on how social inequalities evolve in a crisis situation. The findings will help formulate recommendations for targeted support of vulnerable student groups during and after the Corona pandemic. This can help counteract long-lasting social inequalities in German higher education and society.
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Over the past decades, international student mobility (ISM) in higher education has expanded rapidly. This growth has sparked a considerable interest in ISM within different disciplines, research communities, and circles of practitioners and policy makers. However, there is surprisingly little connection and exchange among researchers across these spheres. In addition, ISM scholarship remains strongly restricted to scientific circles, despite the relevance that scientific knowledge on ISM has for policy and daily practice. This COST Action responds to the pressing need for systematic interdisciplinary and international exchange of knowledge on theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, findings, and best practice examples, and for translating scientific findings into recommendations for ISM practice. It is organised around five working groups, four of them addressing themes in need of scientific development, and a fifth one bringing together recommendations for practice: (1) Global ISM flows and trends at the macro-level; (2) Social inequalities in access to and during ISM; (3) The social and cultural integration of international students in their host countries; (4) The impact of ISM on graduates’ careers; (5) Connecting research and practice. The COST Action brings together established researchers, early-career investigators (ECIs) and PhD students from different scientific disciplines, countries, and research communities as well as stakeholders from international offices, international student and study abroad organizations, and different policy levels. It will offer comparative and practical insights into ISM dynamics by bringing together fragmented knowledge. Its main aim is to generate new interdisciplinary and innovative empirical insights on ISM and to translate these insights into tangible recommendations for stakeholders.
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Which evaluation criteria are used in appointment procedures? And how do the requirements vary between different disciplines? In our project, we want to answer these questions through a factorial survey of professors. The chosen disciplines are: mathematics, physics, economics, German studies, political and social sciences . Furthermore we carry out a comparison between the decentralized system of appointments in the hands of universities in Germany and the more centralized system in Italy. As data collection in Germany took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, we also added some questions to find out how the Corona crisis affected German professors' day-to-day work and publication productivity. The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the EUI (European University Institute), and the DZHW in Hannover cooperate in this research project.