Prof. Dr. Anatoli Rakhkochkine

Prof. Dr. Anatoli Rakhkochkine

Institute of Educational Science
Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt Diversity Education und internationale Bildungsforschung

Room: Room 1.018
Regensburger Straße 160
90478 Nürnberg

Office hours

Jede Woche Tu, 8:30 - 9:30, Room 1.018, immer nach Anmeldung unter



Anatoli Rakhkochkine is Professor (Chair) of Diversity Education and International Educational Research at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Prior to this position he was Professor of Intercultural and International Comparative Education at the University of Leipzig (2011-2016). He studied Linguistics and Education at the Novgorod State University, Russia (diploma degree) and Education at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. He received the degree of “Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences” (a post-graduate diploma in education) from the Novgorod State University (Russia) in 2000. In 2002 he completed his doctoral dissertation in educational studies and received the degree of Dr. phil. (PhD) from the University of Bielefeld (Germany). In his professional career Anatoli Rakhkochkine has been engaged in various research and teaching activities and projects as teacher assistant, secondary school teacher, lecturer, and researcher. Inter alia, he was a research fellow and lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Bielefeld (2003-2004), a research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of Hildesheim (2005-2007), a deputy professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Leipzig (winter term 2007/2008), junior professor of education (diversity and teaching) at the University of Hildesheim (2008-2011). He has taught as guest lecturer and visiting professor aboard (inter alia University of Latvia, University of Malta, Tel Aviv University, University of Vienna).


Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Perspectives on Diversity Education; Difference, Transitions, and Transformational Education Processes
  • Teacher Professionalism, Teaching Profession and Teacher Education from a Comparative Perspective and in the Context of Migration
  • Internationalisation in Schools, Networks and Regional Educational Landscapes, in particular Internationalisation as School Development
  • Comparative Research into Schooling, Curriculum, and Didactics















Teaching and Supervision

  • Foundations of Educational Sciences in Teacher Education
  • Specialisation Area “International Education” in MA “Empirical Educational Research” (starting in winter term 2019/20)
  • Specialisation Area “International Education” in MA “Education” (starting in winter term 2019/20)
  • Supervision of theses (MA, PhD, State Examination programme for teachers)

Memberships and Professional Administrative Services

Professional Administrative Services at FAU

  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology for the Campus Regensburger Straße
  • Founding member of the Interdisciplinary Centre „Difference – Gender – Diversity“, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) (since 2016)
  • Member of the Steering Group for the Diversity Audit at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) (2016 – 2018)
  • Speaker of the Profile Group „Dealing with Diversity“ (Center for Teacher Education at FAU)
  • Speaker of the working group on internationalization in Teacher Education (Center for Teacher Education at FAU) (since June 2019)


Editorial Boards of Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Journal of Curriculum Studies” (Taylor & Francis) (since 2017)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of „Bildung und Erziehung“(Vandenhoeck & Ruprech) (since 2008)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of „Tertium Comparationis“(Waxmann Publishing House) (since 2012)
  • Ad hoc reviewer for British Journal of Educational Studies/ Beiträge zur Lehrerbildung (BzL)/ Bildung und Erziehung/ Educational Review/ Globalisation, Societies and Education/Journal of Curriculum Studies/ Journal of Educational Administration/ TSR − Transnational Social Review/ Tertium Comparationis/ Zeitschrift für Pädagogik


Membership and Services in Professional Committees and Expert Groups

  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • European Association of Educational Research /co-convenor in the Network 27: Didactics, Learning and Teaching
  • Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE)
  • German Educational Research Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DgfE)) (section 3 „International and Intercultural Comprative Education“ and section 5 “School Education”)
  • German Society for Educational Administration (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bildungsverwaltung e.V. (DGBV))
  • The German Society for Eastern European Studies e.V. (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropaforschung e.V.)
  • European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) /local co-coordinator for the University of Leipzig (2014-2016) and for Friedrich-Alexander University (since 2016), elected member of the Board of ETEN (2016-2018)
  • Member of the coordination group “Research and Practice in Dialogue” (a nationwide network that supports has been the interdisciplinary dialogue between research and practice in the field of International Youth Work and International youth travel)
  • Liaison Professor of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (for Nuremberg)

External Evaluation and Consultancy

  • Consultant of evaluation of the project „SCHULWÄRTS!“  (a programme of the Goethe Institute e. V. for practical placement of prospective teachers in schools abroad) (2018)


Chair of Conference Organizing Committees (since 2016)

  • Conference „Comparative Perspectives on Internationalisation in Schools“  (5- 7 March 2018, (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Conference “Diversity Education in a Global Society – National Concerns and Transnational Influences” 18 – 20 October 2017, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, in co-operation with Dr. S.M. Schleimer)
  • Conference  “Work of German Schools Abroad and Intercultural Socialization”(in co-operation with the GEW (the Education and Science Workers’ Union)( 5 – 6 October 2017, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Conference Presentations and Public Lectures (A Selection)