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Christian Kobsda

Christian Kobsda works as a political consultant in the president’s office of the Leibniz Association. Before joining Leibniz, he dealt with Industry 4.0 and Smart Services at acatech and was scientific advisor to the Innovation Dialogue of the German Federal Chancellor.

He studied political science, philosophy and some economics at the universities of Passau, Rostock and at Freie University Berlin. In 2010 he received the Kurt-von-Fritz Science Award and in 2011 the Alumni Award for Political Science in Rostock.

He is keen on scientific policy advice and digital, social and frugal innovations.

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Fecher, B. & Kobsda, C. (2019). Meet the Research Impact Canvas. Elephant in the Lab. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3368480 Publication details

Working paper

Schmidt, M., Fecher, B., & Kobsda, C. (2017). Factory science: How many authors does it really need to write a paper? Elephant in the lab. Publication details

Other publications

Schmidt, M., Fecher, B., Kobsda, C. & Koch, E. (2020). Open Access in Near Time. Elephant in the Lab, 01.04.2020. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Kobsda, C. (2019). In 5 Schritten zur gut geplanten Kommunikationsaktivität. Publication details

Kobsda, C., Schmidt, M., & Fecher, B. (2017). Authorship revised. Making a compromise between 2.1 and 1.268. Elephant in the lab. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Re-imagining higher education: Shifting gears and shifting visions
UNIVERSITY:FUTURE FESTIVAL - LEARNING, SYSTEMS AND THE NEW NORMAL. Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. Online, Berlin, Germany: 08.10.2020 Further information

Anne Leiser, Melissa Laufer, Bronwen Deacon, Christian Kobsda

Media appearances

Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung – Vermittler zwischen zwei Systemen (19.09.2018).
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Wie Forscher die Zahl ihrer Publikationen künstlich nach oben treiben (10.07.2017). Berliner Zeitung
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Eine Elefantenherde im Labor (21.07.2017). TAZ
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Der Elefant im Labor (21.07.2017).
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Spitzenmediziner schaffen ein Paper pro Woche !? (21.07.2017). Laborjournal Blog
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Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society