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Institute for Work, Skills and Training (Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation, IAQ)

Institution Institute for Work, Skills and Training
Location Duisburg
Themes labour market, social security, education and training
Research Orientation interdisciplinary, internationally comparative social science research
Founded 2007

The IAQ is a part of the University of Duisburg-Essen's Department of Social Sciences. The IAQ's work is focused on interdisciplinary and internationally comparative social science research, in particular in the areas of employment, social systems and training and is oriented towards basic research and applications. Approximately 50 researchers at the IAQ are working on four priority themes: Working Time and Work Organisation, Learning and Education in Structural Change, Flexibility and Security, and Trends in Employment.

The IAQ investigates the causes and consequences of structural transition and seeks in this way to contribute to an improved understanding of current and future challenges. In addition, its goal is to develop viable concepts for sustainable work, training, and social systems. The IAQ is continuing and further developing the work of the former Institut Arbeit und Technik (IAT).
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