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Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar

Andreas Hadjar

Full professor in Sociology of Education

Academic Area(s) Education & instruction / Sociology & social sciences
Research Topics Educational inequalities, Education systems, Migrants, Gender, Social stratification, Identities, International comparisons, Research methods
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Social Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 45-160
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9760
Speaks English, French, German
Research Stays in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Andreas Hadjar, professor, PhD/habil., joined the University of Luxembourg in September 2010. His main research interests include sociology of education (educational inequalities, educational systems, educational credentials etc.), subjective well-being, political sociology (esp. identities, social values, attitudes), welfare-state regimes, social stratification, migration, methods of empirical research and gender aspects.

He studied sociology and journalism at Leipzig University (Germany) and received his MA degree in 1998. He was a visiting student at Glasgow University (UK) in 1995-1996. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as a research scientist in the Sociology Department, Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), receiving his PhD in 2003 (PhD thesis “Elbow Mentality and Xenophobia among Adolescents”). He was a lecturer in the Sociology of Education Department, University of Berne (Switzerland) from 2004-2010, receiving his habil degree in 2008 (habil thesis “Meritocracy as a Legitimizing Principle”). He has been a co-leader of a project on the gender-gap in educational success at Swiss secondary schools (University of Bern/Bern School of Teacher Education, 2008-2011), and an invited lecturer at the Sociology and Social Policy Department of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), the Institute of Education of the University of Basel (Switzerland) and at the Institute of Educational Research at the University of Bern (Switzerland).

Currently he is principal investigator of the EUROSTUDENT VII Luxembourg project (2018-2022), the PerSEALux project (2020), the ESICS project (2020-2023) and the HORIZON 2020 project PIONEERED (2021-2024). Previous projects include the international project SASAL – School Alienation in Switzerland and Luxembourg (2015-2019).

He is head of the Institute of Education and Society, study director of the Master Management im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen and deputy study director of the Zertifikat in Tutoring und Mentoring im Bildungsbereich (CAS) at the University of Luxembourg. He also serves as president of the Luxembourg Educational Research Association LuxERA (established in January 2018) and represents Luxembourg in the EERA council (European Educational Research Association).

 

Last updated on: Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Qualification:

  • 1992: Abitur (A-level), Max-Planck-Gymnasium Berlin-Mitte
  • 1992-1998: Studies in Sociology and Journalism, University of Leipzig  (Germany) and Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
  • 1998: M.A. in Sociology (First Major) and Journalism (Second Major), University of Leipzig, Sociology Department
  • 2000-2003: Doctoral Studies in Sociology, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 2003: Dr. phil. in Sociology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Sociology
  • 2004-2007: Advanced studies in Higher Education/University Teaching, University of Bern
  • 2007: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Higher Education/University Teaching, University of Bern
  • 2008: Dr. habil. (venia docendi in Sociology), University of Bern

 Professional career:

  • 1994-1998: Student Research Assistant, University of Leipzig, Department of Sociology
  • 1998: Research Assistant, University of Leipzig, Department of Sociology
  • 1998-1999: Alternative Military Service (Zivildienst), Ökolöwe-Umweltbund Leipzig
  • 2000-2004: Research Associate, Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Sociology (Project “Dominance ideologies, Gender Roles and Delinquency in the Life of Adolescence”; Research Associate, Section Methods of Empirical Social Sciences,  Department of Sociology)
  • 2004-2010: Assistant Professor (Oberassistent), University of Berne, Department of Sociology of Education
  • 2008-2011: Project leader, University of Bern/PH Bern “Lazy boys and ambitious girls? The link between gender stereotypes and differences in achievement regarding male and female school students. An empirical study“
  • 2010-2014: Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg
  • 2010, 2014: Invited Lecturer (seminar on sociology of education) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Department of Sociology and Social Work
  • 2015: Invited Lecturer (lecture on sociology of education) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Educational Research
  • since 2015: Full Professor in Sociology of Education, University of Luxembourg
  • 2019: Invited Lecturer (seminar on classroom, school alienation and inequalities) at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Institute of Education
  • 2020: Invited Lecturer (seminar on immigrant background and educational trajectories) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Education/CAS Migration and Education

Activities and Memberships:

Reviewing activities:

Journals: Educational Research, Applied Economics, European Societies, European Sociological Review, International Journal of Behavioral Development, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Psychology, Journal for Educational Research Online, Journal of Adolescent Research, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Marriage and Family, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Soziapsychologie, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Swiss Journal of Sociology), Sex Roles, Social Science Research, Sociological Perspectives, Sociology of Education, Young – Nordic Journal of Youth Research, Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung, Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation

Project Funds: European Research Council, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Tyssen-Stiftung, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), BMBF – Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Deutschland)

Memberships:

  • European Sociological Association
  • International Sociological Association (RC 28 Social Stratification)
  • German Sociological Association
  • German Educational Research Association
  • Luxembourg Educational Research Association (president since 2018)

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Last updated on: 28 Jan 2021

a) Keywords about research area

sociology of education (educational inequalities, educational systems, educational credentials etc.), political sociology (esp. identities, social values, attitudes), methods of empirical research and gender aspects

b) Research projects (involving third-party funding)

Current Research Project

EUROSTUDENT VII. Luxembourg, 2018-2021 (funded by Ministry of Higher Education and Research Luxembourg, 288.000 EUR)

PerSEALux – Das pädagogische Personal in Einrichtungen der non-formalen Bildung in Luxemburg/ Le personnel enseignant des établissements d'éducation non formelle au Luxembourg, 2020-2021 (funded by infoMann-actTogether absl/Ministry of Equality between Women and Men Luxembourg, 21.149 EUR)

ESICS – Évaluation de l’application de l’indicateur social dans le cadre de l'attribution du contingent par commune dans l’enseignement fundamental, 2020-2023 (partner: l’Observatoire National de la Qualité Scolaire/ONQS); University of Luxembourg, Institute of Education and Society & Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing/LUCET; Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research/LISER), (funded by Ministry of Education, Children and Youth Luxembourg, 437.865 EUR/funding for University of Luxembourg: 207.000 EUR)

HORIZON 2020 Project PIONEERED: Pioneering policies and practices tackling educational inequalities in Europe, 2021-2024 (Consortium: lead – University of Luxembourg/LU, Economic & Social Research Institute/IE, European Research and Project Office/DE, Western University of Applied Sciences/NO, Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research/LU, Public Policy and Management Institute/LT, Tarki Social Research Institute/HU, University of Bern/CH, Universidad Complutense de Madrid/ES, University of Helsinki/FI, University of Bergen/NO, University of Mannheim/DE, University of Trier/DE), (funded by European Commission/EU, 3.5 Millionen EUR/funding for University of Luxembourg: 378.000 EUR)

c) Finalized research projects (involving third-party funding)

  • “Lazy boys and ambitious girls? The link between gender stereotypes and differences in achievement regarding male and female school students. An empirical study“ (University of Bern, collaboration with the Bern School of Teacher Education), 2008-2011
  • Die Grundschulreform in Luxemburg (2009) und ihre Folgen – eine erste Bilanz/Vertiefende Analyse zur Grundschulreform: Die bilans intermédiaires (Coordination: Daniel Tröhler (head), Andreas Hadjar (operational head), Funding: Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle, Duration: 2012/2013
  • Expertise zur Identifikation der Problemstellungen beim Einsatz der "Bilanz intermédiaires" sowie zum Erarbeiten unterschiedlicher Lösungsansätze, (Coordination: Daniel Tröhler (head), Andreas Hadjar (operational head), Funding: Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle, Duration: 2013
  • Research Associate at the project “Dominance ideologies, Gender Roles and Delinquency in the Life of Adolescence”, Chemnitz University of Technology, Free University Berlin, University of Toronto, 2000-2001 (2005); leaders: Klaus Boehnke, Hans Merkens, John Hagan
  • SASAL – School Alienation in Luxembourg and Switzerland (2015-2018/2019, funded by the FNR/LU and the SNSF/CH)

d) Conference Projects (involving third-party funding)

  • 2007 - International Conference: Expected and Unexpected Consequences of the Educational Expansion, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland (funded by the Centro Stefano Franscini, SNF SCOPES, Schweizer Staatssekretariat für Bildung und Forschung), organized in collaboration with Rolf Becker
  • 2010 - International Conference: Higher Education and Beyond – Inequalities regarding Entrance to Higher Education and Educational Credentials, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland (funded by the Centro Stefano Franscini/ETH Zürich, SNF SCOPES), organized in collaboration with Rolf Becker, Andreas Diekmann and Ben Jann
  • 2011 - International Conference: Gender Variations in Educational Success, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg (funded by the FNR)
  • 2014 - International Conference: How educational systems shape educational inequalities, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg (funded by the FNR)
  • 2015 - International Conference: (Persistent) Inequalities revisited, Monte Verità, Ascona (Schweiz), Congressi Stefano Franscini (ETH Zürich), (funded by the Congressi Stefano Franscini/ETH Zürich, SNF SCOPES), organized in collaboration with Rolf Becker
  • 2019 - International Conference: Immigrants´ Integration: Educational Opportunities and Life Chances”, Monte Verità, Ascona (Schweiz), Congressi Stefano Franscini (ETH Zürich), (funded by the Congressi Stefano Franscini/ETH Zürich, SNF SCOPES), organized in collaboration with Rolf Becker
  • 2020 (postponed to 2021) - International Conference: Challenges for youth socialisation: xenophobia, extremism, violence, Monte Verità, Ascona (Schweiz), Congressi Stefano Franscini (ETH Zürich), organized in collaboration with Dirk Baier

 

 

 



Last updated on: 08 Oct 2020

University of Luxembourg:

  • Master Management und Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen
  • Master Social Sciences and Educational Sciences
  • Master Management und Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen
  • Zertifikat Tutoring/Mentoring
  • Doctoral School



Last updated on: 03 Oct 2016

Ongoing supervision

Christina Haas: Comparing Pathways in Higher Education: Discontinuities, Dropout and Study Duration in Germany and the US (Working title) (University of Luxembourg, 2017-2021, role: first supervisor)

Anna-Marie Herdtle: Disruptions and continuities in young people’s transitions from foster care to adulthood (University of Luxembourg, 2015-2019, role: member of the supervision CET, first supervisor since 2017)

Kevin Simoes Loureiro: Towards more equal starting conditions with regard to the transition into compulsory schooling? The implementation of a plurilingual education policy in non-formal early childhood education and care settings in Luxembourg (0-4) (University of Luxembourg, 2019-2023, role: member of the supervision CET, first supervisor since 2020)

Sercan Erer: School and classroom effects on educational inequalities in Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg, 2020-2024, role: first supervisor)

 and other current PhD candidates at the University of Luxembourg and former PhD candidates who successfully finished their PhDs at the University of Luxembourg, University of Bielefeld or University of Bern



Last updated on: 08 Oct 2020