Bernadette Dilger

Bernadette Dilger

Bernadette Dilger

Prof. Dr.

Full Professor of Business Education and Educational Management

Büro 24-3-206
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

business education and vocational education

Instructional Design

Curriculum Research

Higher Education Development

Design based Research

Fields of research

instructional Designs


curriculum research

Further fields of research

school development

entrepreneurship education

Programm Development in Higher Education

research based teaching


June 2006   Dr. rer pol., University of Paderborn (PhD) (Faculty of business administration and economics in the area of business studies and human resource education (Wirtschaftspaedagogik), Thesis: The self reflecting Learner

2000 Diplom Handelslehrerin, (MSc) (Human resource education and vocational training) Faculty of business administration, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, Thesis: Implementation of a curricular reform in the German dual system of VET

1996 Diplom Betriebswirtin, (MSc) (Business administration), University of applied science, Augsburg, Germany, Thesis: Communication in intercultural working-groups  


Professional Career

Since February 2015 Professor for Business Education, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

April 2010 - January 2015 Professor for Business and Human Resource Education and Curricula Research at the University of Cologne 

Oct 2009 – March 2010 Deputy director of the research institute for vocational education and training in the craft sector 

Oct. 2008 – Sept 2009 Stand in Professor of Vocational Education and Training, Business Education at the University of Cologne 

April 2008 – Sept 2008 Research Assistant at the University of Paderborn, Vocational Education and Training 

April 2007 -  March 2008 Stand-in Professor of Business Education and Human Resource Education at the University of Konstanz 

Oct 2006 - April 2010 Lecturer for business administration in the health sector, medical association, Münster, Germany 

Nov 2000 – May 2007 Research Assistant and PhD-Student at the University of Paderborn

March 2000 – Oct 2000 Research Assistant at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich


2012 teaching award - University of Cologne