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Graduate Centre

Administrative office of the Graduate Centre

The Director manages the administrative office. Their tasks are:

  • preparation and implementation of the decisions made by the Executive Committee
  • management of day-to-day business
  • participation in the meetings of the Executive Committee with an advisory role
  • commitment to providing comprehensive information

 

Doctor Julia-Carolin Osada

Director

Doctor Julia-Carolin Osada (born Brachem) studied European Studies at Osnabrück University and Sciences Po Grenoble and holds a doctorate in Social Sciences from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

Since April 2018, she has been working at the University of Vechta as the Director of the Graduate Centre, initially while it was in the process of being developed. She is the central contact person for promoting junior researchers and human resources development for the academic sector. In addition to the conceptual design of the Graduate Centre, which takes place in close coordination with the Academic Manager and the Executive Committee, her tasks include development and provision of demand-oriented interdisciplinary qualification, advice and networking offers, advice on admission and procedural matters concerning academic qualification as well as on internal and external funding possibilities for academic projects/activities. Furthermore, the tasks include the provision of information on supporting junior researchers and academic staff as well as accompanying administrative processes of the qualification procedures and the budget management for scholarship and grant awards by the Graduate Centre.

Professional career

since 2019

University of Vechta

Director of the Graduate Centre

 

since 2018

University of Vechta

Director of Graduate Centre

 

2012-2018

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Hannover

Research associate

 

2011-2012

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Zentrum für Methoden der Sozialwissenschaften (centre for methods in the social sciences)

Research associate

 

2010-2011

b&b wood-consulting, Bünde

Assistant to the management

Education

 

2013-2016

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Dr rer. pol. in Social Sciences

 

2007-2010

Osnabrück University / Sciences Po Grenoble

M.A. in European Studies (Social Sciences, Romance Studies)

 

2004-2007

Osnabrück University

B.A. in European Studies (Social Sciences, Romance Studies, Media Studies)

Higher education research, teacher training, interdisciplinary competencies, workload, public management

National

  • Brachem, J.-C. & Schaeper, H., 02/2018. Individuelle Merkmale von Lehramtsstudierenden – Eine differenzierte Überprüfung der Negativselektionshypothese. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung in Basel.
  • Brachem, J.-C. & Braun, E., 03/2016. Erklärung der Resignationstendenz von Lehrkräften durch individuelle Tätigkeits- und Kompetenzprofile und bildungspolitische Rahmenbedingungen. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung in Berlin.
  • Schaeper, H. & Brachem, J.-C., 03/2016. Lehramtsstudierende und ihre Lernumwelt – die Bedeutung der hochschulischen Lernumwelt und der Person-Umwelt-Passung für die Bindung an das Lehramtsstudium. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung in Berlin.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 10/2015. Anforderungsprofile des Arbeitsmarktes an Hochschulabsolvent(inn)en - u. a. nach Studienrichtungen und Berufsfeldern. Jahrestagung des Projekts interStudies 2015 an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 09/2015. PAnTHoa - Praxisbezogene Anforderungen an und Tätigkeiten von Hochschulabsolvent(inn)en. EvaSys Anwendertagung 2015 in Berlin.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 03/2015. Anforderungsprofile des Arbeitsmarktes an Hochschulabsolvent(inn)en. Tagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung in Bochum.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 11/2014. Requirements higher education graduates meet on the labour market. Abschlusskonferenz der BMBF-Förderlinie "Kompetenzmodellierung und Kompetenzerfassung im Hochschulsektor" (KoKoHs) in Mainz.
  • Brachem, J.-C. & Tepe, M., 04/2014. Shared Values for a European Administrative Identity? A Comparative Analysis of Basic Human Values in the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Sweden. Abschlusskonferenz des DFG-Sonderforschungsbereichs 597 „Staatlichkeit im Wandel“ in Bremen.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 03/2014. KomPaed - Tätigkeitsbezogene Kompetenzen in pädagogischen Handlungsfeldern. BMBF-Tagung „Bildungsforschung 2020“ in Berlin.
  • Brachem, J.-C. & Braun, E., 03/2014. Zur Erklärung der Resignationstendenz von Lehrer(inne)n. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 03/2014. Berufliche Tätigkeiten und Anforderungen erziehungswissenschaftlicher Hochschulabsolvent(inn)en. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 03/2014. Studiengangspezifische Aufgaben und Anforderungen von Studierenden und Absolvent(inn)en im Spannungsfeld von Hochschule und Arbeitsmarkt (Symposium). Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung an der Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Brachem, J.-C., 11/2013. Explaining teachers' resignation tendency. "International Colloquium for Young Researchers" an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
  • Brachem, J.-C., 03/2013. Effekte generischer Kompetenzprofile und bildungspolitischer Rahmenbedingungen auf die Resignationstendenz von Lehrer(inne)n. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung am Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik der Universität Kiel.

International

  • Brachem, J.-C. & Schaeper, H., 09/2017. Individual characteristics of teacher education students. Re-examining the ‘negative selection’ hypothesis. 17th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction in Tampere (Finnland).
  • Schaeper, H. & Brachem, J.-C., 07/2016. Individual characteristics of teacher education students. Re-examining the "negative selection" hypothesis. Higher Education Conference in Amsterdam (Niederlande).
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 08/2015. The labour market's requirements profiles for higher education graduates. 16th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction in Limassol (Zypern).
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 08/2014. Requirements higher education graduates meet on the labour market. SIG4 & SIG17 Earli Conference in Leuven (Belgien).
  • Brachem, J.-C. & Tepe, M., 04/2012. Shared values for a European administrative identity. A comparative analysis of public employees’ basic human values in France, Germany, Sweden, and the United States. ECPR Joint Sessions in Antwerpen (Belgien).

Journal articles

Anthology contributions

  • Braun, E., Osada, J.-C., & Walz, K., 2020. Higher education graduate outcomes and destinations. In: Hynds, A. (Hrsg.). Oxford Bibliographies in Education. New York: Oxford University Press, 15.01.2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0233
  • Brachem, J.-C., Aschinger, F., Fehring, G., Grotheer, M., Herrmann, S., Kühn, M., Liebeskind, U., Ortenburger, A., Schaeper, H., 2019. Higher education and the transition to work. In: Blossfeld, H.-P. & Roßbach, H.-G. (Hrsg.). Education as a lifelong process. The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). 2. Aufl. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 297-323. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23162-0
  • Braun, E. & Brachem, J.-C., 2017. The labour market's requirement profiles for higher education graduates. In Kyndt, E.; Donche, V.; Trigwell, K.; & Lindblom-Ylänne, S. (Hrsg.). Higher Education Transitions. Theory and Research. London: Routledge, S. 219-237.
  • Brachem, J.-C. & Tepe, M., 2015. Shared values for a European administrative identity? A cross-national analysis of government employees' basic human values. In Overeem, P., & Sager, F. (Hrsg.). The European Public Servant. A Shared Administrative Identity? Colchester: ECPR Press, S. 245-272.

Monographs

Indra Jasmina Smith, Master of Arts

Assistant to the Director

Indra Smith studied Social Sciences at the University of Oldenburg and Political Science at the University of Bremen. For over three years, she worked at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Münster as a research associate and Erasmus coordinator.

Since March 2021, Indra Smith started her position as an assistant in the administrative office of the Graduate Centre of the University of Vechta. She is responsible for public relations, internal and external communication and assists the Director and the Executive Committee with upcoming tasks.

since 2021

University of Vechta

Assistant to the Director

 

2018 - 2021

Research associate at the Institute of Political Science, University of Münster

Lecturer

Erasmus coordination

 

Education

2014 - 2017

University of Bremen

M.A. in Political Science

 

2010 - 2014

University of Oldenburg

B.A. in Social Sciences

  • analysis of democratic structures and processes in politics
  • participation research in democracies
  • climate policy and the impact of environmental regimes
  • legitimacy of negotiation processes in politics
  • European integration  
  • Smart City concepts
  • quantitative research methods

Winter semester 2020/2021

It's policy by the people - How opening the government affects political participation in countries

Summer semester 2020

#Fridaysforfuture - Political participation in a nowadays world

Winter semester 2019/2020

Prospects of political participation forms in different smart city cases

Summer semester 2018

Climate governance in cities - A review of local governance modes in a multilevel system

DVPW Arbeitskreis “Lokale Politikforschung” (working group "Local policy research" of the German Political Science Association): How smart cities affect regional communities