Professor Andreas Walther

--Research Group Leader--

Goethe University Frankfurt
Institute of Social and Adult Education

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6, Campus Westend, PEG 4.G157
D-60629 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69 798-36383

Born 1964; 1986-1992 Studies of Education, History and Romanistics in Tübingen; 1992-2003 Reserach Fellow at the Institute for Regional Innovation and Social Research (IRIS e.V.), Tübingen; 2000 Phd; 2003-2010 Lecturer at the University of Tübingen; 2009 Habilitation.

Research areas:

Youth research, youth welfare and youth policy, transitions in the life course and biography, international comparison

Current research projects:

  • DFG-funded research training centre Doing Transitions: the Formation of Transitions in the Life Course, in collaboration with Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (2017-2021)
  • Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course – A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe (YOUNG ADULLLT) (HORIZON 2020; 2016-2019)
  • Spaces and Styles of Participation. Formal, non-formal and informal possibilities of young people’s participation in European cities (PARTISPACE) (HORIZON 2020; 2015-2018)
  • Transition Processing. Pedagogical Rationalities in services of accompaniment and counselling in transitions to work (in cooperation with the universities of Hildesheim, Flensburg, Tübingen and Luxemburg (2015-2017, DFG)


Doing Transitions Publikationen

Handbuch Übergänge

Schröer, W., Stauber, B., Walther, A., Böhnisch L. & Lenz, K. (Hrsg.) (2013)

Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Juventa

Bildung und Übergänge

Walther, A. & Stauber, B. (2016)

In: Schmidt-Hertha, B. & Tippelt, R. (Hrsg.): Handbuch Bildungsforschung. 3. vollständig überarbeitete Auflage

Heidelberg: Springer VS

‘Doing Transitions’ in Education

Cuconato, M. & Walther, A. (2015)

In: International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education. Sonderheft, Vol. 28(3-4)

Regimes of Youth Transitions.
Choice, Flexibility and Security in Young People’s Experiences Across Different European Contexts

Walther, A. (2006)

In: YOUNG, 14(2)