Chair of Business Education and Human Resources Development
Karl Wilbers (born in 1964) studied business education at the University of Cologne, specialising in industrial management and organization theory. He then worked as a researcher at the Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training in the Crafts Sector (FBH) and the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training at the University of Cologne. After his time at the University of Cologne, Karl Wilbers moved to St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he worked first as a junior lecturer for educational management/business education and later as a project manager. He completed his habilitation in St. Gallen and became an associate professor. Professor Wilbers has been Chair of Business Education and Human Resources Development at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 2006.
His research focuses on human resources, professional development, teaching methodology and e-learning, and quality management and higher education development. Professor Wilbers has various roles at FAU, where he is also dean of studies at the School of Business and Economics.