Educational Science

Apl. Prof. Dr. Habil. Mikiko Eswein

apl. professor

Curriculum Vitae

  • apl. Prof. (professor extraordinaria/adjunct professor) at TU Kaiserslautern since 2020
  • Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) in comparative vocational education at TU Kaiserslautern, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2004
  • Dr. phil. in educational science at the University of Heidelberg
  • MA in German studies and educational studies at the University of Heidelberg
  • BA in psychology at Rikkyo University in Tokyo
  • Privatdozentin (senior lecturer/assistant professor) at TU Kaiserslautern from 2004
  • Visiting professor for educational science at the Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Acting professor for modern Japanese studies at the University of Düsseldorf
  • Acting professor for sociology with a focus on Japan at the University of Duisburg
  • Director of the "Society and Culture of Modern Japan" programme of the University of Konstanz, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Institute of Educational Science
  • Research associate in the project "Coordinating and Managing Education and Employment in Japan" at the University of Bonn, Faculty of Sociology
  • Research associcate in the project "Vocational Education in Japan" at TU Kaiserslautern, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research Focus

Comparative studies on the German VET system and the VET systems in Japan and other East Asian countries (present and history, labour migration).



apl. Prof. Dr. habil. Mikiko Eswein
TU Kaiserslautern
Department of Social Sciences
Department of Education
67663 Kaiserslautern

E-mail: eswein[at]

Office hours

By appointment by mail

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