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Dr. Ilka Sommer
Governance in Higher Education and Science

Ilka Sommer is a sociologist who focuses on the topics of migration, education and social inequality. She has been a researcher at the DZHW since 2016 in the project "Advancement through Education: Open Universities", a programme funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). She earned her doctorate in sociology from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2015 with a thesis on the "Recognition and Rating of Foreign Professional Qualifications in Germany" (summa cum laude) and received a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Between 2006 and 2010 she worked for Prognos AG in Basel and Berlin in the field of "Family and Integration". She studied social sciences in Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Durban and New Delhi (Global Studies Programme).

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