Consultants for higher education in Germany
Dr. Guhr has authored more than twenty-five research papers and studies on educational, organizational, and business issues. He frequently speaks at international conferences, and comments on educational policy-making and competition topics in the press.
Dr. Guhr served as President of the Oxford University Society's San Diego branch, and on the Board of the University of Bonn's Universitätsgesellschaft. He joined the Council of the University of California at Santa Cruz's College Eight in 2007.
Dr. Guhr holds a D.Phil. in Higher Education and a M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology from Oxford, as well as a M.A. in Political Science from Brandeis. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford on Access to Higher Education in Germany and California was published in the series Studies in Comparative Education by the Peter Lang Verlag. Dr. Guhr was also trained for three years in political science at Bonn and Harvard, served as a research specialist at the Center for Studies of Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley, and conducted research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Studies in Berlin. During his studies, he was awarded a total of 17 scholarships and grants.
Dan- ICG was founded in 2003 to address the emerging need for objective, evidence-based, strategic advice in international higher education. From its inception, ICG has focused on satisfying this need by focusing on three pillars.
First, to accumulate expertise. ICG is home to a network of more than 40 experts, with more than 20 holding doctoral degrees and more than a dozen with experience as faculty members. More than another dozen hold experiences as senior administrators. Together, ICG members have published more than 80 books and 900 journal articles. ICG is thus fundamentally embedded in the academic world from a research and practitioner vantage point.
Second, ICG focuses on evidence-based, quantitative analysis. International education is still a young field from a research stand point which often results in analysis relying on assumptions or anecdotal evidence. This is no longer sufficient and at times produces quite incorrect analysis. By contrast, ICG relies on extensive, multi-sourced data research, custom-designed surveys, and extensive usage of methods borrowed from macro-economics, political science, and anthropogeography.