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).