Dr. Carsten Dose has been the managing director (Geschäftsführer) of the Freiburg Insitute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) since its foundation in April 2008.
The FRIAS is the central measure of the so-called Freiburg Future concept, with which the university was successful in the German excellence initiative. As a university-affiliated Institute for Advanced Studies, the FRIAS aims to provide temporary free space for researchers from within the University of Freiburg as well as from abroad. Support for junior researchers at an advanced post-doctoral level is a particular focus of the FRIAS.
Before joining the University of Freiburg, Dr. Dose worked for the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
He was the personal assistant to the Chairman and worked on proposals for policy reform concerning the German HE system.
His responsibilities included the recommendations concerning the quality of teaching and learning (2008), demographic change and the German HE sytem (2006) as well as the restructuring of doctoral training (2002).
He was a member of the advisory committee to the “Bundesbericht wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs” (BuWin) and served on several other committees concerned with questions of demographic change as well as the employment conditions for researchers in the German Higher Education system.
Dr. Dose studied sociology at Frankfurt University. He received a PhD at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he was a member of a DFG/GRC-research training group focussing on science and technology studies from a social sciences perspective.