About Prof. Dr. Tanja Mansfeld
Object of academic research: vocational education and training, digitization of work, impact of 4IR, simulation, new approaches to teaching and learning, teacher training
Prof. Dr. Tanja Mansfeld studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University Berlin. After graduating as a mechanical engineer, she worked as a research associate at the Institute for engineering design and design methodology at the Technical University Berlin. Following this, she passed the second state examination (extra-occupational) to become a vocational school teacher and worked in various vocational schools.
Then she worked as a research associate at the Technical University Berlin at the Institute for Vocational Education and Training and Work Science for subject didactics of mechanical and electrical engineering. After completing her doctoral thesis, she accepted a visiting professorship for vocational education and didactics of technology at the University of Kassel.
At Project Management Jülich in Berlin, she then worked as a scientist supervising research and innovation funding programmes on behalf of the public sector.
Before assuming her current position, she was a visiting professor at the Technical University Berlin for subject didactics of mechanical, electrical, and automotive engineering, and information and media technology at the Institute for Vocational Education and Training and Work Science.
Currently she is professor of vocational education and training and dean of faculty of social sciences at bbw University of Applied Sciences.