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Clara Behrend


Social Research Centre Dortmund

Evinger Platz 17, Room 83


Tel.: +49 231 755 90288

Fax: +49 231 755 90205


Research Associate
Innovation and education in the digital society

Focus of work
Digitisation of work
Change in skill requirements
Digitisation of vocational education and lifelong learning
Sociology of work and industry

  • Since 2019: Research Associate at the Social Research Institute of TU Dortmund University
  • 2018: Research Associate in consulting for the executive board of a European works council at MIT Institut Bonn GmbH
  • 2017–2018: Research Associate at the MIT Institute Bonn in two research projects
  • 2016–2017: Research Associate in the project "Young Workers and Worker Interest Representation" by Cornell University and the Hans Böckler Foundation
  • 2015: Research Associate at the WZB, Berlin
  • 2010–2014: Student research assistant at the Social Science Research Center (WZB) in Berlin
  • 2014: Master of Arts in Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 2009: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Behrend, C. /Oerder, K. (2021): Unternehmensmitbestimmung in Gesundheitskonzernen. Study of the Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf.

Michael Kohlgrüber, Clara Behrend, Adrian Götting & Mathias Cuypers with Chris Warhurst & Sally Wright (2021): Understanding future skills and enriching the skills debate. Deliverable 6.1 (second report) of Beyond 4.0 project,

Oerder, K./Behrend, C./Stokic, Julijana (2018): Betriebsrat 4.0 - Digitalisierung aus Sicht der Betriebsräte und ihr Potential als Gestalter der digitalen Arbeitswelt in Nordrhein-Westfalen. FGW-Impuls Digitalisierung von Arbeit, 7, Düsseldorf: Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung e.V.. (FGW).

Schmeißer, C./Stuth, S./Behrend, C./Budras, R./Hipp, L/Leuze, K./ Giesecke, J. (2012): Atypical Employment in Europe 1996-2009. Berlin: WZB-Discussion Paper P 2012-001.

06/2021: Presentation "BEYOND4.0 - Inclusive Futures for Europe Beyond the impacts of Industrie 4.0 and Digital Disruption" at the 21st Applied Social Sciences Conference, 12 June 2021

02/2019: Input at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung seminar "Blindsport Gender in der Arbeit 4.0"- Input "Gender-equitable design of digitalisation in the world of work - Experiences from works council practice", Bonn, 9 February 2019

11/2018: German Works Councils Day 2018 - Chair of the Expert Forum on Digitalisation and Works Councils

11/2017: FGW Dialogforum 2017 "Gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung in Zeiten der Partikularisierung", Düsseldorf, 23 - 24 November 2017, presentation "Unternehmensmitbestimmung in Gesunheitskonzernen".

05/2017: Presentation on case studies at the meeting of the research group "Young Workers and the Labor Movement" of Cornell University and the Hans Böckler Foundation, Amsterdam, 11-12 May 2017.

Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.