Educational Science

Education as exponent of individual and regional development- Evidence-based demand survey and networked competence development (EB)

General Information

Projects duration: 08/2014-01/2018

Financed by: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung / Federal ministry of education and research (BMBF)



Projektbeschreibung auf Deutsch

La description du projet en français

Project staff

Matthias Rohs (Project Manager)

Gesa Heinbach (Project Coordinator)

Alina Elsner (Research Assistant )

Jessica Neureuther (Research Assistant )

Anita Schwikal (Research Assistant )

Bastian Steinmüller (Research Assistant )

Arash Tolou Ghanian Sabour (Research Assistant)

Jennifer Bender (Student Assistant)

Dominik Böhmer (Student Assistant)

Miriam Fischer (Student Assistant)

Philipp König (Student Assistant)

Tanja-Sarah Ohnesorg (Student Assistant)

Arman Sadeghi (Student Assistant)

Ina Schiedermair (Student Assistant)

Former employees

Christian Düppré (Student Assistant)

Mario Ganz (Student Assistant) 

Michael Gauch (Student Assistant)

Svenja Marks (Research Assistant)

Eva Riemer (Research Assistant)

Christoph Scheib (Student Assistant)

Franz Steil (Student Assistant)

David Van de Water (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Christian Vogel (Project Coordinator)

Christian Weber (Research Assistant )

Project Description

EB is a joint project between Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences, and Technical University Kaiserslautern, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This research and development project investigates the social and economic trends of the Westpfalz region, in order to develop educational programmes that meet the need of skilled workers and the fluid economy. 


Within the scope of this project, each project partner is responsible for a subproject that corresponds to their respective expertise. At Technical University Kaiserslautern the subproject “Evidence-based High school Research and Proposal Development” aims to develop evidence based anticipative and sustainable study programmes, including programmes that assist students without traditional university entrance qualifications to access higher education. 


This subproject is subdivided in two work packages: The first research unit develops an integrative model of the Westpfalz region, anticipating and monitoring education and labour market opportunities, with a special focus on the university sector. The aim is to guide adjustment of educational opportunities and close the gap between the labour market needs in the region of Westpfalz and the educational offering, by investigating the educational prerequisites for the professionally qualified target groups, in order to develop a competence-needs orientated proposal (work package 1).


The second unit will adapt a methodological approach to investigate the openness of universities to the incorporation of the competence-needs orientated proposal prepared in unit 1.


Both research units are in a reciprocal relationship, where findings of the survey will be utilized for continuous revision and further development of the respective methods and instruments. Finally, the evaluation of the developed study formats will be realised within the scope of the subproject.

Contact data

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Rohs
TU Kaiserslautern
Faculty for Social Sciences
Department of Educational Science
Geb. 57, Room 464
67663 Kaiserslautern

Tel.: 0631-205-3697
Fax: 0631-205-2722
E-Mail: Matthias.Rohs[at]

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