Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - bologna.lab

Wolfgang Deicke



Wolfgang Deicke read Sociology and Politics at Hamburg University and later at the Postgraduate School of Peace Studies in Bradford. Before becoming the co-ordinator of the bologna.lab at Humboldt-Universität in 2012, he variedly taught sociology, politics and the history of European thought and society at the (now) University of Northampton, School of Oriental and African Studies in London and Ruskin College, Oxford.  In Northampton and Oxford, he gained comprehensive experience in course and curriculum development and the development of curricula for active learning. His current research interests are the development of (student) research competencies and organisational development in Higher Education. From 2020 to 2022, he jointly coordinated Humboldt-Universität's Task Force for Digital Teaching and Learning together with Uwe Pirr (CMS).




  1. Mieg, H. and Deicke, W. (2022) Theory and Research on Undergraduate Research: An Introduction. In: H. Mieg, E. Ambos, A. Brew, D. Galli and J. Lehmann (Des.). The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research. Cambridge : CAnmbridge University Press. 23-33 
  2. Friederici, K., Schilow, L., Sonntag, M. und Deicke, W. (2021). Forschendes Lernen im Seminar - Ein Programm zur Qualifizierung Lehrender im Forschenden Lernen. Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre. Berlin : DUZ Verlag
  3. Deicke, W and Mieg, H (2020). Undergraduate Research in German Higher Education: Tradition, Policy and Innovation. In: N Hensel and P Blessinger (eds.) (2020). International Perspectives on Undergraduate Research: Policy and Practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan (Chapter  11, pp.??)

  4. Wessels, I; Rueß, J; Gess, C; Deicke, W and Ziegler, M (2020). Is research-based learning effective? Evidence from a pre-post analysis in the social sciences. In: Studies in Higher Education. P. 2-15. Open Access online

  5. Wessels, I, Rueß, J, Larsen, J, Gess, C and Deicke, W (2018). 'Beyond Cognition: Experts' Views of Affective-Motivational Research Dispositions in the Social Sciences'. Frontiers in Psychology (9), Article 1300, 1-10.

  6. Sonntag, M, Rueß, J, Ebert, C, Friederici, K, Schilow, L and Deicke, W (2018). 'Forschendes Lernen im Seminar - Ein Leitfaden für Lehrende'. 2. Edition. Berlin : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

  7. Gess, C, Deicke, W and Wessels, I (2017) ‘Kompetenzentwicklung durch Forschendes Lernen’, in: H. Mieg and J. Lehmann. Forschendes Lernen: Wie die Lehre in Universitäten und Fachhochschulen erneuert werden kann. Frankfurt/M: Campus, S.79-90
  8. Deicke, W. & Reinhardt, A. (2017) 'Connecting Archaeology students with research across national borders: The Q-Kolleg at Humboldt-University, Berlin and the University of Nottingham, UK'. In: D. Fung (ed.). A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education. London: UCL Press 50-
  9. Sonntag, M, Ebert, C, Rueß, J, Friederici, K and Deicke, W (2016) 'Forschendes Lernen im Seminar - Ein Leitfaden für Lehrende'. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

  10. Deicke, W, Moes, J and Siemens, J (2016). 'Collision and Coalescence: German and British Cultures in Doctoral Education', Chapter 8 in: P Blessinger and D Stockley (Hrsg.). Emerging directions in doctoral education. Vol. 6 IHETL. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Group. 149-169.
  11. Deicke, W, Gess, C und Rueß, J (2014) Increasing students' research interest through research-based learning at Humboldt-University, in: Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 35 (1), Fall 2014, 27-31
  12. Gess, C, Rueß, J und Deicke, W (2014) Design-based Research als Ansatz zur Verbesserung der Lehre and Hochschulen, in: Qualität in Wissenschaft, 8 (1), S.10-16
  13. Hodkinson, P and Deicke, W (Eds.) (2009) Youth Cultures: Scences, Subcultures and Tribes, London: Routledge
  14. Deicke, W (2009) ‘Resistance and Commercialisation in ‘distasteful movements’: right-wing politics and youth culture’, in: P Hodkinson and W Deicke (Hrsg.)  (2009) Youth Cultures: Scences, Subcultures and Tribes, London: Routledge, pp. 93-110
  15. Deicke, W (2001) ‘Case Study: using interviews in political research’, in: Harrison, L (2001) Political research. An Introduction, London: Routledge, S. 98-103
  16. Harrison, L and Deicke, W (2000) ‘Capturing the first-time voters: An initial study of political attitudes among teenagers’, in: Youth & Policy, Nr. 67, 26-40



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Short CV:


1994 – MPhil in Peace Studies with a thesis on  ‚Different Meanings of Identity in Everyday Life‘

1994-2001 Lecturer in Sociology and Politics at the (now) University of Northampton

2001-2003 Senior Lecturer/Course Leader in Politics, University of Northampton

2003-2005  Lecturer in European Thought and Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

2005-2011 Tutor (SL) in Politics/Programme Coordinator Social Sciences,  Ruskin College, Oxford

since 2012 Co-ordinator of the bologna.lab at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (FKZ 01PL11030)

2014 -2016 Member of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (a joint initiative  of the Center for Development in Higher Education (CHE), the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the Stifterverband, funded by the BMBF)

2015-2020 Joint Speaker of the Standing Group "Research-Based Learning" in the German Association for Teaching, Learning and Professional Development in Higher Education (DGHD)

2015-2018 Lead researcher in the project  'Domänenspezifische Forschungskompetenz in den Sozialwissenschaften' (FKZ 01PB14004B), part of a joint research project on Research-Based Education with FH Potsdam und der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

2018-date Project lead in the transfer project "Evidence-based models for Research-based Learning" (EviG-FL), funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education with a follow-up grant to FKZ 01PB14004B)

2019-2020 Member of the programme committee and organising team of the 49. Annual Conference of the German Association for Development in Teaching and Learning (dghd) "Hochschullehre als Gemeinschaftsaufgabe" at Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2020 joint co-ordinator of the cross-faculty Task Force Digital Teaching and Learning.