funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


2023 - 2026

AGePf aims at the theoretically and methodologically guided generation of empirically based knowledge on non-state compared to state providers of dual study programs and hybrid educational formats in the health and nursing professions. To this end, we provide a differentiated status quo description of the offer for regulated and non-regulated healthcare professions in initial training and continuing education and analyze the governance of the relevant universities, their behavior on the education market and their concrete efforts to increase the attractiveness of the healthcare and nursing professions. .
Among other things, we will investigate whether (and if so, how) non-state providers have been able to maintain their "pioneering role" in the successful academization of previously non-academic professions. As the balance between academicism and practical orientation is a key quality criterion in dual study programs, the project also focuses on how the cooperation between learning locations and the transfer of theory and practice is designed. An analysis of the demand side should clarify, among other things, the criteria according to which former students and current practice partners decide on dual/hybrid study programs in the health and nursing professions and what role the university's sponsorship plays in this