Solvejg Jobst

Field of work

I am professor of Educational Science and Academic head of the PhD-program Studies of Bildung and pedagogical practices at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway).

My research and work fields include

  • comparative educational research
  • Bildungstheory, Bildungsresearch
  • education and social inequality
  • migration and education
  • intercultural pedagogy
  • teacher research
  • internationalisation
  • scientific theory
  • critical pedagogy
  • praxeological educational research
  • sociology of education.

HORIZON2020: Pioneering Policies and Practices Tackling Educational Inequalities in Europe​​​​ --- Website: 





2019 –  Doctor Philosophiae Habilitatus (Leipzig University/Germany)

2002 –  Doctor Philosophiae (Leipzig University/Germany)

Academic positions

since 2014 – Professor in Education

                      Western Norway University of 
                      Applied Sciences, HVL

since 2009 – Professor in International &  
                      Intercultural Educational   
                      Research, University of Magdeburg,

          2009 – Professor ad interim for Historical &
                      Comparative Education  
                      Studies,  University of Magdeburg, 

Work in univerity bodies/research business

since 2019 – Member of the research

                      coordination group of the

                      Faculty of Education, Arts and

                      sports, HVL


since 2015 – Head of the PhD-program    
                     "Studies of Bildung & pedagogical 
, HVL/Norway


since 2017 – Council member of research schools (NAFOL/The Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education, WNGERII/Western Norway Graduate School of Education, BSRS/Bergen Summer Research School)


2010-2014 – Member of the Examination Board, elected member of the Council of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Adviser for student Affairs for the Master of Education Science, Member of the
management board of the Institute of Education
Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Magdeburg, Germany


since 2010 – Member of prof. appointment committees at universities in                        Germany/Norway




Work in Appointed member of scientific advisory board


2015 – of the project “Educational success and immigration 
             background – a question of resources?” (German 
            Youth institute)

2013 – for the evaluation of projects in the field Diversity in higher education” (appointed by the Ministry of EducationNiedersachsen/Germany)


2012-2014 – of the project “SoYouth – origin-specific commitment in peer groups” (University of Zurich)


2007-2008 – for the Third Saxon child and youth report: “Child and youth welfare as actor in education: biographies and access to  education for young people in Saxony” (appointed by the Ministry of Education Sachsen/Germany)


2012 – Study Foundation of the German People



Courses taught
  • PhD-program "Studies of Bildung and pedagogical practices"
  • Critical Pedagogy, Sociology of Education, Intercultural Pedagogy, Scientific theory, Praxeological theory, Teaching profession, Research methodology   
Research areas

Education and social inequality, educational theory, International and intercultural education, comparative education, educational policy, teacher research 

Research groups
  • HORIZON2020: Pioneering Policies and Practices Tackling Educational Inequalities in Europe​​​​​​​                                                   Website:


  • ​​​​​​​Research cluster: Critical and Practice-Oriented Educational Research


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