Prof. Dr. Manuel Förster

Head of the Professorship

Office: Technical University of Munich
Marsstraße 20–22 (rear building)
80335 Munich
Room 474, 4th floor
Phone: +49 89 289 24253
E-Mail:  Manuel Förster
Office hours: Wednesday 16:00-18:00


  • Since 10/2019: Head of the Assistant Professorship for Business, Economics and Vocational Education at the Technical University of Munich (School of Education).
  • 04/2017 – 08/2019 Deputy Professor at the Chair of Business and Human Resource Education at Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg.
  • 09/2016: Interim evaluation and extension of the Junior Professorship for Business and Economics Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 10/2013 - 03/2017: Junior Professor for Business and Economics Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 03/2008 - 04/2013: PhD at the Faculty of Law, Management and Economics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Chair of Business and Economics Education.
    Dissertation title: “Organizational and motivational factors influencing teachers' reform actions - an empirical study using structural equation and mixture analyses”.
  • 03/2007 - 09/2013: Research Assistant at the Chair of Business and Economics Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 10/2003 - 02/2007: Studies of Business and Economics Education (second subject: Mathematics/Statistics) at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
    Degree: Diplom Handelslehrer, (Dipl.-Hdl.) (certified teacher for vocational schools focusing on business and administration).
  • 10/2000 - 09/2003: Training and activity as Sales Manager at Lidl GmbH und Co. KG.
  • 10/2000 - 09/2003: Dual studies of Business Administration, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg Stuttgart, DHBW Stuttgart). Degree: Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA) (comparable to a Bachelor in Business Administration with a specialization in commerce).
  • 1999 - 2000: Military service.
  • 1999: General higher education entrance qualification, Wilhelm-Hofmann-Gymnasium,
    St. Goarshausen.

 English journals

  • Computers & Education
  • Human Resource Management Journal
  • Learning and Instruction
  • International Review of Economics Education
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Vocations and Learning
  • Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training
  • Journal of Economic Education (JEE)
  • Citizenship, Social and Economics Education
  • International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)

German journals

  • Zeitschrift für Pädagogik
  • Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft
  • Zeitschrift für empirische Pädagogik
  • Zeitschrift für ökonomische Bildung
  • Empirische Pädagogik

  • Division 7 – Vocational Education Section in the GERA (DGfE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • German Educational Research Association (GERA/DGfE)
  • Subdivision Educational Research in the GERA (DGfE)
  • German Society for Research in Higher Education (GfHf)
  • Association of teacher at vocational schools in Bavaria – Germany (Verband der Lehrer an beruflichen Schulen in Bayern (VLB))

  • 10/2017: Second prize in the Best Paper Award at the annual meeting of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAAE - together with Dr. Roland Happ).
  • 11/2015: Free research funding by the Deutsche Bundesbank for outstanding projects in the field of economic and financial literacy in Germany.
  • 09/2014: Käthe and Ulrich Pleiß Foundation Prize for outstanding dissertations in the field of business, economics and vocational education.
  • 04/2014: Alfred Teves Foundation Prize for outstanding dissertations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 2009 - 2010: Spokesman for the junior members of the Gutenberg Academy.
  • 2009 - 2011: Junior member of the Gutenberg Academy (for excellent PhD students). Homepage: