Degree in sociology and political science (1995); Postgraduate course in sociology at the IHS (1996-1998); Special course on further education management and personnel management (1997-1999). At present doctoral studies at the University of Vienna. Thematic field of thesis: “Equality of opportunity and social exclusion in Austria‘s education system”.
Since 1998 member of the academic staff at the IHS; since 2002 teaching “empirical research methods” and Labor Market Research at different Universities of Applied Sciences. Member of the EU-Commissions Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving (2011-2013).
* education research: especially dropouts, early school leaving, disadvantaged youth, equity in education;
* research at the interface between education and employment: transition, lifelong learning;
labour market research: in particular active labour market policy and long term unemployment.
* Impact analysis and evaluation of programs and single measures
Community Education in Österreich (+ pdf)