IHS - Personen

Personen am IHS in alphabetischer Reihenfolge:

  • Dr. Thomas Koenig

    Strategic Advisor
    +43 1 59991 164
  • Sociology of science and innovation;
    research policy and research funding in the EU;
    history of social sciences;
    history of Higher Education.

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  • I work on questions related to the governance of science and, more broadly, the sociology of science and innovation. Ongoing projects I am working on are on the history and sociology of social sciences, research funding and research policy in the EU, and issues such as academic autonomy, decision-making, bibliometrics, impact analysis. I have also worked on the intersections of science, diplomacy, and politics in the Cold War, and the history of Higher Education in Austria in the 20th century.

    My most recent publications include a monograph on the European Research Council, the first comprehensive analysis of its history, organisational setup, and impact, which has been published with Polity Press in January 2017.

    I write a blog on the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, "Politik Macht Wissenschaft"

    In recent years, I have been a Governing Board member of the grassroots organisation EuroScience (2012-2018), and have been the Managing Editor of the Austrian Journal of Political Science (OZP) (2012 and 2015), turning it into an Open Access Journal. Since 2018, I am a member of the editorial team of the Journal Serendipities (also Open Access).

    For further details see my recent publications in IRIHS; Twitter: @th_koenig; ORC-ID: 000-0003-4337-5163Google Scholar