Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1993
    Studied German, educational science, and psychology at the State University of Novgorod, Russia

  • 1993 – 1994
    Study abroad at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1994 – 1997
    Doctoral studies at the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group "School reform at progressive schools in view of the general education system" in the Faculty of Education at Bielefeld University

  • 1998
    Ph.D. degree in educational science at the University of Bielefeld, Germany

  • 2005
    Habilitation degree at the University of Greifswald, Germany

  • 1998 – 2005
    Lecturer at the Institute of Educational Science and the Institute of Psychology at the University of Greifswald

  • 2006 – 2010
    Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Stand-in Professor of Educational Science, especially Intercultural and Comparative Education, at the Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg

  • 2017
    Professor for Comparative and Intercultural Education at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany

Selected publications

  • Mchitarjan, I. & Reisenzein, R. (2015). The culture-transmission motive in immigrants: A world-wide internet survey. PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science) , 10(11): e0141625, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141625.

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2015). Zur Rolle der Herkunftskultur in Migrantenfamilien [On the role of the culture of origin in immigrant families]. Migration und Soziale Arbeit, 37, 369-379.

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2015). The reception of German progressive education in Russia: On regularities of international educational transfer. Comparative Education, 51, 419-445.

  • Mchitarjan, I. & Reisenzein, R. (2014). Towards a theory of cultural transmission in minorities. Ethnicities, 14, 181-207.

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2014). Intercultural interaction in education and the economy: The perspective of the theory of cultural transmission in minorities. Interculture Journal: Online-Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Studien, 13, 25-41.

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2014). Educational policies for non-Russian peoples in Russia: A theoretical-historical case study. InterDisciplines. Journal of History and Sociology, 5, 163-200.

  • Mchitarjan, I. & Reisenzein, R. (2013). The culture-transmission motive in minorities: An online survey of adolescents and young adults with an immigrant background in Germany. ISNR International Scholarly Research Notices Education, Volume 2013, Article ID 929058, 16 pages,

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2012). Eine handlungstheoretische Fundierung für die Vermittlungswissenschaft [An action-theoretical foundation for a general science of knowledge transfer]. Erwägen – Wissen – Ethik. Deliberation – Knowledge – Ethics, 23, 376-379.

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2006). Das "russische Schulwesen" im europäischen Exil und der bildungspolitische Umgang mit ihm in Deutschland, der Tschechoslowakei und Polen (1918–1939) [The "Russian school system" in the European exile: Educational policies for the Russian emigrants in Germany, Czechoslvakia and Poland (1918–1939)]. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 52, 732-751.

  • Mchitarjan, I. (2000). John Dewey and the development of education in Russia before 1930 – Report on a forgotten reception. Studies in Philosophy and Education. An International Journal, 19, 109-131.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "The culture transmission motive: A world-wide internet survey", supported by the University of Greifswald, 2013 – 2014

  • "Towards a theory of cultural transmission by educational activities in minorities", supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Heisenberg Program, 2006 – 2010

  • "Other cultures in the history of Russian education: On laws in educational historiography", supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Heisenberg Program, 2006 – 2010

  • "The reception of German Progressive Education in Russia", supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Doctoral scholarship in the Graduate College "School development in Progressive Schools" at the University of Bielefeld, 1994 – 1997

  • "Teaching approaches at Progressive and Alternative Schools in Russia", supported by the Association for the Promotion of German Science (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft), 1993 – 1994

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Erwägen – Wissen – Ethik / Deliberation – Knowledge – Ethics

  • Member of the European Educational Research Association (EERA)

  • Member of the German Educational Research Association (GERA) (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, DGfE)


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