14th annual conference of the Society for Higher Education Research (GfHf)
  21st-22nd March 2019

Transformation of Society Transformation of Knowledge
Knowledge production and communication in a changing life environments                                                                          


The 14th annual conference of the Society for Higher Education Research (Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung) takes place at Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg from 20th to 22nd March 2019.

The conference focusses on the interactions between social transformation processes and the developmental lines of the science system. For example, digitization as a trending topic can be considered as the result as well as the engine of technological and social innovation. With this conference we wish to contribute to the discussion about the connections between science and society.

The conference aims at exploring ways for the science system to approach the changing societal conditions for knowledge production and the new demands they hold for the science system‘s practices.

Arrival: Information & Directions

To make your stay in Magdeburg as pleasant as possible, we would have put together some information for you.


Arrival by train/ public transport

Magdeburg is the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt. It is centrally located and easily accessible. For historical reasons, the city does not have an ICE connection, but the connection to Hanover, Berlin and Halle/Leipzig is provided by IC connections with an hourly rate. By car Magdeburg can be reached via the A2 or A14.

The conference does not take place on the main campus of Magdeburg University, but on "Campus Zschokkestraße". The campus is located within walking distance to the main campus and is well connected to the public transport system.


Arrival by car

The address of the conference site: Zschokkestraße 32, 39104 Magdeburg, Buildings 40 and 44 (see campus map)

Those arriving by car can use the car park just behind Building 40. However, parking is only allowed with a valid parking permit. The permit is available on request by mail to gfhf2019@ovgu.de in advance or directly at the registration desk on arrival.


DOWNLOAD Information & Directions



The Book of Abstracts and the Conference Program are now available for download

    Contact us if you have questions concerning the conference, e.g. if you need a parking permit.

      Last Modification: 12.11.2021 - Contact Person: Philipp Pohlenz