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Dr Thomas Kruppe

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Research Department

Active Labour Market Policies and Integration (AE)


Working Group



Further Training


Data Quality


Digital and ecological transformation


Professional career

Dr Thomas Kruppe has been working at the Institute for Employment Research since 2001 and has been an outside lecturer at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since the beginning of 2015. Thomas Kruppe is fellow of the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) within the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2011 to 2013 he acted as Provisional Head of the Research Department "Education and Employment over the Life Course" and has headed the Working Group "Further Training" from 2007 to 2019. Dr Kruppe studied engineering economics at the Technical University Berlin as well as sociology, journalism, psychology and Latin American studies at the Free University Berlin, completing his degree in sociology in 1992. In 2003 he received his doctoral degree in politics and social sciences at the Free University Berlin (Dr. phil) and his postdoctoral qualification in 2014 in sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1992 to 1997 he was Research Fellow and from 1998 to 2000 Associate Fellow of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB). From 1994 to 2000 he also was Research Fellow and Head of Data Management at the Institute of Applied Socio Economics (IAS), Berlin. Between 2001 and 2003 Thomas Kruppe acted as External Collaborator of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.