Christian Schneijderberg is researcher at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel) at the University of Kassel in Germany. He directs the research unit “Innovation and Transfer” at INCHER-Kassel. His areas of specialisation include higher education research, transfer and innovation studies, transfer of knowledge and technology, higher education professionals, university as organisation, doctoral education and training, academic careers and academic disciplines, especially social sciences and humanities. He obtained his Magister Artium (German pre-Bologna equivalent to master’s degree) in sociology and political sciences at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg in Germany. For his PhD he does research on the decomposition of doctoral education and training comparing sociology, political sciences and economics in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. He is serving in the Executive Committee of the German Association for Higher Education Researchers. Recent publications (in German only) are on disciplinary approaches to the field of higher education research, higher education professionals, differentiation of the academic profession, and transfer of knowledge and technology.