Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl

Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl started his current role as Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in September 2017.

He completed his vocational training in the German dual system and gathered work experience in the automotive industry. He studied business education and economics at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-University in Munich where he conducted his doctoral research on European Union policies in the area of vocational education. After periods as lecturer and researcher at the Universities in Munich and Paderborn, he worked as Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford from 2004 to 2017. In 2010 he became Senior Research Fellow of SKOPE (Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organizational Performance, University of Oxford).

At the BIBB he is working on issues concerning permeability between vocational and higher education as well as challenges for vocational education and training arising from the process of digitalisation.

Prof. Ertl is editor of the journal Research in Comparative and International Education, associate editor of Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training and member of the international advisory board of Oxford Review of Education.


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