Herbert Studders

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Herbert Studders (born June 9, 1894 in Leipzig , † after 1960) was a German professional educator and functionary of German business associations .

Studders studied economics, philosophy and education in Leipzig and Basel up to his doctorate in education in Leipzig in 1919. In his dissertation he dealt with the training of welfare workers and in social work. He also published the documents of a 1921 conference of the German free welfare associations on the training issue. From 1923 to 1930 he went to the vocational training system of the Central German lignite industry , from 1930 as a consultant for vocational training and managing director of the Association of German Employers' Associations . There he pointed out the cost-reducing function of corporate social policy. In 1934 he switched to the Reichsgruppe Industrie in order to organize vocational training, especially for industrial skilled workers. From there he was delegated in 1935 to the newly founded Ergonomic Institute of the German Labor Front , where he headed the department “Work Design and Business Psychology ”. In 1937 he returned to the Reichsgruppe Industrie to head the “Industrial Quality Work” department until 1945. He also worked on the vocational rehabilitation of war invalids.

In 1948 Stubbers became managing director of the Stifterverband für die Deutschen Wissenschaft and rose to head of department in the Federation of German Industry , which he represented on numerous vocational training commissions. There he advocated the preservation of the traditional German form of vocational training in the dual system with priority for operation over the vocational school and the values ​​of "punctuality, correctness, performance and camaraderie". In 1955 he founded the Institute for the Promotion of Young Industrial Managers for the BDI in Cologne . He was always interested in in-company training for entrepreneurial efficiency, as was customary in management training in the USA. To this end, he also joined the “Wuppertaler Kreis” for the BDI, a loose association of industrialists interested in practical manager training.


  • The Taubesche system of foster child monitoring in Leipzig , Cotta, Stuttgart / Berlin 1919 [= dissertation]
  • The question of skilled workers in the war economy , Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, Hamburg 1938
  • The order of industrial training in war , 1942 Stahl und Eisen, March 5, 1942, pp. 207ff
  • On the integration of the European workforce, population and labor statistics documents , Lutzeyer, Frankfurt / Main 1952


  • Karl Heinz Roth : Intelligence and Social Policy in the “Third Reich” - A methodological-historical study using the example of the Ergonomic Institute of the German Labor Front , Saur, Munich 1993 ISBN 3-11-199988-2 . (again ibid. 2011, ISBN 978-3-11-169050-6 ) (CV, p. 226)
  • Wolfgang Zollitsch: Workers between the Great Depression and National Socialism: A Contribution to Social History from 1928 to 1936 , Göttingen 2011 ISBN 978-3-525-35751-4

Single receipts

  1. ^ Young-Sun Hong: Welfare, Modernity, and the Weimar State, 1919-1933 , Princeton 1998, p. 149
  2. Zollitsch, p. 113
  3. ^ WD von Greinert / Stefan Wolf: The vocational school: Radical reorientation or relegation to the remaining school? , Uni-Verlag TU Berlin, p. 126
  4. ^ Wuppertaler Kreis eV Federal Association of Company Further Education
  5. 25 years of the Wuppertal District