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Dr. Michael Cordes

Project Manager
Dr. Michael Cordes

Dr. Michael Cordes

Project Manager
+49 (0)30 8471 223-0

Research focus:

Continuing education

Michael Cordes, PhD has been a project leader and senior researcher at FiBS since 2018. His expertise lies primarily in the field of continuing education, where he focuses above all on quality management systems as well as grant and funding instruments.

Before joining FiBS, he spent 15 years on the continuing education team at Stiftung Warentest, initially as a project leader and then (beginning in 2008) as a team leader. In that time he oversaw more than 50 projects studying the quality of educational offerings. In addition, he and his team developed an information portal for consumers, the Weiterbildungsguide.

From 2013 to 2017, Michael Cordes served as a consumer representative at the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), where he was a member of the Working Group for Learning Services. From 1999 to 2010, he was an active member of the German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education (DGWF).

Michael Cordes studied sociology and education at the University of Regensburg, where he went on to write a dissertation on the topic of skills development. In 2008 he completed advanced training as an economist at the Institute for Economic Research and Continuing Education (IWW) at the University of Hagen.

Career

Since May 2018
Project Leader and senior researcher at FiBS Research Institute for Education and Social Economy
Berlin, Germany

July 2011 – December 2017
Head of Research Further Education – Stiftung Warentest
Berlin, Germany

January 2008 – June 2011
Team Leader and Project Leader for Further Education Tests – Stiftung Warentest
Berlin, Germany

December 2002 – December 2007
Project Leader for Further Education Tests – Stiftung Warentest
Berlin, Germany

November 2001 – July 2002
Adjunct Faculty in the field of Adult Education – Technical University of Munich, School of Education
Munich, Germany

October 1998 – March 2002
researcher – University of Regensburg, Department of Education
Regensburg, Germany

October 1997 – March 1999
Staff Member, Student Information Center – University of Regensburg, Faculties of Philosophy
Regensburg, Germany

April 1997 – September 1997
researcher – University of Regensburg, Department of Education
Regensburg, Germany