Prof. Dr. Nicole Kimmelmann

Prof. Dr. Karl Wilbers

Prof. Dr. Nicole Kimmelmann

Professorship for Economic and Business Pedagogics

Curriculum vitae

Nicole Kimmelmann (born 1978) studied Business Education and Human Resource Management at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg from 1999 to 2004. Additionally, she finished her coorespondence course in „Methods and Didactics for German as a foreign language“ offered by the Goethe-Institute in cooperation with the University of Kassel in 2005. She worked as teacher and trainer in different national and international institutions, offering off-school vocational education and training programs as well as courses to learn German as a second/foreign language. In 2006 she returned to FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg working as a research assistant at the chair of Vocational Education/Training and Human Resource Management, finishing her PhD thesis sucessfully in 2009. From 2011 until 2014 she had the position as an assistant professor for Professional Competence Development at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2014 she became a substitute professor at the University of Paderborn, where she was appointed as a full professor for Vocational Education and Training in 2016. Since October 2018 she holds the professorship for Vocational Education and Training at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Her areas of research are concentrating on questions connected with Professional Competence Developement for Industry 4.0, German as a second/foreign language in vocational education/training and in professional positions, as well as dealing with diversity and inclusion in vocational schools or companies.