Bernadette Dilger

Bernadette Dilger

Bernadette Dilger

Prof. Dr.

Full Professor of Business Education and Educational Management

Büro 3-206
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
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


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  


Further fields of research

research based teaching

school development

Programm Development in Higher Education

entrepreneurship education

Fields of research

curriculum research


instructional Designs


2012 teaching award - University of Cologne

Main Focuses

business education and vocational education

Instructional Design

Curriculum Research

Higher Education Development

Design based Research