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1 Homo Academicus in the 21 st Century. Social Sciences outside the Ivory Tower Professor Christian W Haerpfer Chair in Politics CASS

2 Social sciences IN the ivory tower Classic Career Lecturer Senior Lecturer Reader Professor Junior Research Fellow Senior Research Fellow Principal Investigator

3 Non-Profit Research Centres Institute for Advanced Studies Princeton, Vienna etc. Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC National Academy of Sciences: Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania etc. CNRS-Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique, Paris

4 Commercial Market Research Gallup, USA TSN, France IPSOS-MORI, UK GFK, Germany Nielsen, USA

5 Commercial Consultancy OXFORD XXI & HART GROUP, UK BIG FOUR (5) KPMG Deloitte Ernst & Young Pricewaterhouse Coopers

6 Supra-National Organizations European Commission, Brussels (English & French) United Nations (UNO) New York, Geneva, Vienna European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London European Central Bank (ECB), Frankfurt

7 Ministries in National Governments Social Science Expert in office of Prime Minister – Chancellor – President Foreign Office Ministry of Defence Ministry of Social Affairs Home Office - MI 5 – MI 6, CIA, FSB

8 National and Regional Parliaments Social Science Expert – Advisor in: House of Commons House of Lords US Congress + Senate Scottish parliament, Edinburgh European parliaments

9 Media Journalist for society and politics: TV Newspapers New Media Facebook Twitter

10 Civil Society Social Science Expert: Greenpeace Attack Avaaz Compassionate farming Liberty Amnesty International

11 Consultancy Entrepreneur Or – You start your own business and become the owner of a private consultancy company Spin-Off funding at Universities Start-up funds from governments

12 Life inside and outside the Ivory Tower Property ladder = Career ladder: No gaps in CV Internship,Honorary fellowship Work experience Visibility - Branding Networking Languages

13 Social Science = Vocation + Craft Vocation in analogy to: Poet Novelist Actor Painter Not for money, but scientific passion and motivational kick!

14 Finale Thank you for coming to Aberdeen! Thank you for not falling asleep! Thank you for not using your i-phone (too much)! Thank you for your attention! Good luck with your future career as social scientist either inside or outside the Ivory Tower !


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