2.1 Research Information

Inner source software engineering Inner source software development is software development utilizing open source best practices and processes for firm-internal software development. Engineering artifacts are laid open to the whole organization, inviting use and potential contribution across orga...

The open access week at FAU started yesterday, informing researchers and interested parties about the ways of open access publishing. I'm stuck with teaching and administrative matters, so I sadly couldn't attend the opening talk by Mr Putnings; thankfully, they sent the slides around. While no lice...

Die Graduiertenschule der FAU hat einen Leitfaden für die gute Praxis in der Promotion veröffentlicht. Externe Doktoranden sollten diesen Leitfaden vor einem Gespräch mit Prof. Riehle durcharbeiten, um ihre Erwartungshaltung für sich zu klären.

This post is joined at the hip with the prior post on University Job vs. Dissertation (Ph.D.) Work. If you haven't read that one, please do so first. This post mostly applies to the German system. Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers. A professor may say: "You can get a Ph.D. ...

Updated 2020-04-03 for better reading. To understand the German Ph.D. system, it is helpful to understand the difference between a university job and doctoral (dissertation) work. Many confuse the two; they are orthogonal (but do interact). A university job is just that: a job. You are em...

With three new Ph.D. students this year and a strengthened relationship with Siemens CT (Corporate Technology, Siemens' research arm), I had to clarify our research group goals, the mechanisms that help us reach these goals, and the metrics we steer by. Below, please find a graphics that illustrates...

In our research we apply, among other methods, case study research, and in our teaching we use teaching case studies. Occasionally, I have to explain the difference, so here is a quote from (Yin, 2009, p.9), which explains it well. (Yes, blogs can serve nicely as external memories...) the purpos...

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