Hans-Peter Blossfeld joined the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, as Professor and Chair of Sociology in September 2012. He is on leave from Bamberg University, where he has been Professor and Chair of Sociology I since 2002. He has also been Professor at the Universities of Bremen and Bielefeld.
From 2006 to 2012 Blossfeld conceptualized, founded and then directed the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), supported by a 95 million Euro grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany.
Blossfeld has published 35 books and over 240 articles on life course research, social inequality, youth, family, and educational sociology, labor market research, demography, social stratification and mobility, the modern methods of quantitative social research and statistical methods for longitudinal data analysis – which have been cited about 14,000 times (H-Index = 49; I10-Index = 138; Google Scholar, March 2013).
He is currently the Principal Investigator of the"Education as a Lifelong Process – Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies" and "Changes in gender-specific educational trajectories and their consequences for job entry and careers of men and women in Germany" projects within CLIC.
View Hans-Peter Blossfeld's detailed profile on the main EUI site.