Project Description


Hermann J. Abs

Professor of educational research and schooling, University of Duisburg-Essen

Professor Abs worked as a qualified teacher before earning his PhD in Education at the University of Freiburg. Subsequently, he served as a project manager at the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education ( There, he was responsible for the evaluation of a national pilot programme on school democracy. Later on, he was appointed by various universities and, since 2013, holds a full professorship at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Abs is the Head of the national study centre for the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) in Germany.  

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