Cornelia Gräsel

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Cornelia Gräsel (* 1966 in Munich ) is a German psychologist and educator and has been a professor at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal since 2004 .


Gräsel did her Abitur in 1985 at the Max Born Gymnasium in Germering near Munich. From 1985 to 1991 she majored in pedagogy and minor in psychology and art history at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . She completed her master's degree with distinction. She then did her doctorate in the same combination of subjects as Dr. phil. with " summa cum laude ". She received her habilitation in 2001 .

During her doctorate and habilitation, Gräsel worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Empirical Education and Educational Psychology at the LMU. In 2001 she was Scientific Director at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education in Kiel for a few months . Then she was a university professor for educational science at Saarland University until 2004 . From 2003 she was also Vice Dean of the Faculty of Empirical Human Sciences .

Since 2004 she has been working as a university lecturer for teaching, learning and teaching research at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal . From 2010 to 2014 she was chairwoman of the Institute for Educational Research within the School of Education , since then she has been Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Diversity.

Gräsel has been co-editor of the journal Educational Science since 2004 and managing editor of the Journal of Educational Research since 2007 .

In addition, Gräsel is represented on several scientific advisory boards. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the German Institute for International Educational Research and of the Advisory Board for the joint task of the federal and state governments "Determining the performance of the educational system in international comparison" and since 2012 a member of the Lower Saxony Scientific Commission .


  • PhD award from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
  • 1st prize for young talent from the German Society for Educational Science
  • State Prize for University Teaching of the Saarland
  • Equal Opportunities Prize of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal for the family friendliness of the Institute for Educational Research

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