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Curriculum Vitae for Christian Helms Jørgensen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at Roskilde University and

Guest Professor at Stockholm University


 Christian Helms Jørgensen has a background as a vocational teacher and consultant in labour market training institutions. He has been tenured at Roskilde University from 1994 where his primary field of research has been connections between education and work and vocational education. This has included studies in relations between training and organizational change, employee participation as democratization of work life, educational planning and competency development, vocational education in a comparative perspective and school to work transitions. He was co-founder of the Danish research journal Arbejdsliv (Workinglife) and editor for three years. Presently he is study director for the part time programme Master of Education and Learning. From medio 2010 he has been guest professor at Stockholm University (25% tenure) where he is teaching at the doctoral school and doing research in vocational education.

 Recent research projects

Ÿ  Comparative Nordic research project on relations between vocational education and the labour market 2010-11 supported by Nordic Council of Ministers. 

Ÿ  Research project 2009-10 on full time school based vocational education in Denmark funded by Danish Ministry of Education. 

Ÿ  Major national research project Fastholdelse af elever i det danske erhvervsuddannelsessystem (retention of student in the Danish VET) funded by the Strategic Research Council in collaboration between 6 Danish universities and research institutions 2009 – 2012. 

Ÿ  European research project Hybrid Qualifications on the connection between VET and Higher Education in Germany, England, Austria and Denmark in 2009 - 2011.

Ÿ  Comparative Nordic research project on retention in higher secondary education 2009 – 2010 supported by Nordic Council of Ministers. 

Ÿ  Comparative Nordic research project on school to work transitions in the Nordic countries 2007-2009.

Network and boards

Ÿ  Chief editor 2005 – 09 of the Danish Journal of Work Life, a refereed Danish research journal:

Ÿ  Member of Editorial Board of Human Ressource Development Review from 2006 and referee of several other journals

Ÿ  Member of National VET Research Network in Denmark from 2003

Ÿ  Participant in VETNET under the EERA

Ÿ  Member of ESREA network Work & Learning 1998 – 2006 and the new network established in 2010.

Ÿ  Member of international Research Network VET and Culture from 2004 and host of the network conference in 2004 


  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Short formal educated people
  • Practice learning
  • Education planning

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Selected Research Output 1995 2019

Drenge og maskuliniteter i ungdomsuddannelserne

Jørgensen, C. H. (ed.), 1 Aug 2013, Frederiksberg: Roskilde Universitetsforlag. 283 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review


Projects 2009 2020


Moving Trades

Jørgensen, C. H., Dølvik, J. E., Tønder, A. H. & Trampusch, C.


Project: Research

Activities 1997 2018

Unges ulighed i uddannelse

Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Panel discussion

Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)
6 Feb 20177 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)
3 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


VET in the Nordic countries: a trade-off between social inclusion and social equality?

Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)
9 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

ECER 2017 conference

Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)
22 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution