Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Science - Centre for Comparative and International Education

Nadine Bernhard

Lecturer, Postdoc


Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, Room 226.1

Telephone: +49-30-2093-66912

E-Mail: nadine.bernhard(at)


Office hours during the semester:

by arrangement via Zoom



Research Interests

  • Higher education research: with a focus on difference/diversity, lifelong learning, permeability, transitions (e.g. from vocational schools to higher education).
  • Analysis of institutional and organisational structures, discourses and practices in education systems against the background of processes of social change such as internationalisation, Europeanisation and digitalisation.
  • International comparative education research (including the transfer of education policies and programmes)
  • Social inequality research
  • Qualitative research methods


  • since 10/2020: fellow (external) at Leibniz Forschungszentrum Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft (LCSS) at Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 06/2014: completion of doctoral studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Thesis title: "Permeability through Europeanization? changing vocational and higher education in France and Germany."
  • Since 03/2014: Researcher at the  Centre for Comparative and International Education at Humboldt University
  • 2009 -2014: Researcher in the Research Unit “Skill Formation and Labor Markets” at Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung Berlin (WZB). Member of the research project "Internationalization of Vocational and Higher Education Systems" (INVEST)
  • 05/2011: Visiting scholar at Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS/EHESS, ENS), Paris
  • 03/2011: EQUALSOC Visitorship at Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS/EHESS, ENS) and "Scholar in Residence" at the « Maison Suger » of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), Paris
  • 2007–2009: Researcher at Humboldt University (department comparative structural analysis)
  • 2001-2007: Studied social sciences (diplom-degree) at Humboldt University and Université Marc Bloch (Strasbourg)



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