Dr. Ulrich Schreiterer is a Senior Researcher with the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. After reading sociology, history and modern literature in Marburg, Bielefeld, and at the LSE, he graduated and later gained a PhD in sociology from Bielefeld University. His career in academic management and research policies took him from the Rector’s office in Bielefeld to the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) and the Center for Higher Education (CHE), a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Foundation. Before joining WZB in mid-2008, he had been a senior research scholar on international higher education and lecturer in Sociology at Yale University since 2003. His main research fields are higher education development and governance, institutional features of science policy, and the rationales and workings of global research collaboration.