Since March 1999:

Professor of Economics, Social Policy and Social Sciences at Hochschule Koblenz, University of Applied Sciences, Campus Remagen, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences Director, Institute for Social Policy and Labour Market Research (ISAM), Hochschule Koblenz, University of Applied Sciences

Member of the Advisory Board, “Funding Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Policy” (FIS) of the “Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs” (BMAS)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Demography for the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate

Stefan Sell maintains the blog “Current Social Policy. Information, Analyses and Comments from the Depths and Shallows of Social Policy”:

His tweets on topics related to social policy and economics are available at:

On 22 April 2016, he received the “Regine Hildebrandt Award 2016” for his commitment to social policy.

He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA)

October 1996 to March 1999:

Professor of Business Administration and Labour Market Policy at the Federal University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration in Mannheim

July 1995:

Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. soc.) awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ruhr University Bochum (Department of Social Economy)

Doctoral Thesis: “The Socio-Political Deflation of Regional Politics. A Study of the Historical

Development of Debates in Regional Politics and their Guiding Principles since the 1920s.”

1995 to October 1996
Advisor on Principal Issues of Labour Market Policy and Employment Services, State Employment Agency Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.

Director of the Labour Agency in Tuebingen, Germany

Advisor for Labour Market Policy, Federal Chancellery, Bonn, Germany

Senior administrative positions with the State Employment Agency North Rhine Westphalia in Gelsenkirchen and other cities, including a three-month study programme hosted by the University of
Applied Sciences for Public Administration in Speyer (Seminar for Leadership Positions in Public Administration)

1988 to 1991
Studies in Social Sciences (Degree Course, Business) at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Scholarship holder of “Evangelisches Studienwerk”, the academic foundation for excellence of the protestant churches in Germany

Degree awarded: Diplom in Social Sciences
Diplom Thesis: „Labour Market Policy in Regions of Structural Transition. A Theoretical and Empirical Study Using the Case of the Ruhr Region”

1986 to 1988
Alternative national service in the Child and Youth Centre in Gladbeck, Germany

1983 to 1986
Upper secondary school student at Essen Comprehensive School in Essen, Germany

Qualification attained: Abitur (school-leaving examination qualifying for university entrance)

1981 to 1983
Trainee nurse at the nursing school of the regional hospital in Bad Segeberg, Germany

Qualification attained: Registered Nurse