Professorship for continuing education and lifelong learning

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff


Fields of Work:

  • professionaliziation, professionality and professional self in adult education
  • international comparative research on lifelong learning
  • vocational education and training and learning of adults
  • temporal and time-related challenges for the learning of adults in modernity
  • organisation of education and pedagogy of organisations
  • carreer and vocational socialisation
  • vocational education and transitions in adulthood
  • European and German education policies
  • continuing higher education and non-traditional students


Lectures and seminars of the professorship are part of BA and MA programmes “Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaften” (Educational sciences) with a focus on adult education. The programmes are also listed on (in german).