Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, Bonn

Peter Strohschneider
Peter Strohschneider (Image: DFG)


January 19, 17.15: Keynote


The Rationale Behind Knowledge-Driven Research Funding

Research funding has prerequisites and the nature of future research funding depends on the analysis of these individual prerequisites. Would it be plausible, for example, that algorithms could take over the work of research funding organizations? It would be necessary, first of all, to know what kind of decision-making processes funding organizations utilize. A closer examination of this question will reveal that there is an irreducible dilemma of funding that is institutionalized between contingency and legitimacy.

About Peter Strohschneider, president of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider is president of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and chair of German Medieval Studies at the University of Munich. From 2006 to 2011 he was chairman of the Wissenschaftsrat.