Welcome to the homepage of the Chair of Comparative Government at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hilpert is

·  Elected member of the Academy of Social Sciences, London, since 2010

·  Invited member of the Peer Review College of The Danish Council for Strategic Research, Copenhagen, since 2008

·  Former scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Network of Humboldtians, since 1990


Section on Politics and Technology at the ECPR General Conference in Prague in September 2016

The ECPR Standing Group Politics and Technology applied succesfully for a section at the ECPR General Conference in Prague! The section is titled Politics and Technology: Technological Transformations in Society and is chaired by Dr. Cornelia Fraune (University of Siegen) and co-chaired by Prof. Ulrich Hilpert.

If you are interested in proposing a panel or a paper: http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=599&EventID=95

Session on Science and Politics at the 24th IPSA World Congress in July 2016

The IPSA Research Committee 11 "Science and Politics" organizes a session at the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in July 2016 at Istanbul, Turkey.

If you are interested in Politics and Technology, you may have a glance at this: https://istanbul2016.ipsa.org/events/istanbul2016/session/rc11-science-and-politics


The Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology is out now!

We are proud to announce that the Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology has been published in October 2015. Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, this handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the politics of technology.

For more information, see: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415692014

Workshop "Diversities of Innovation" in Oxford

Ulrich Hilpert organized a two-day workshop about the importance of innovation. 30 colleagues and practitioners followed the interesting presentations by colleagues from 11 countries and three continents.

For more information: click here

New chair of IPSA Research Committee "Science and Politics"

Ulrich Hilpert was elected as chair of the Research Committee "Science and Politics" (IPSA) on the IPSA General Conference in Montreal. He will hold the office for the next four years. Tasks of the Research Committee "Science and Politics" include, among others, international cooperation and support of publication activities and of exchanges between scientists and organizations that deal with the topic of science and politics.