Career of Hans Krönner


Consultant and Resource Person in Post-Primary Education,
TVET and Employment

since 2005
  • Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • German Technical Cooperation (GTZ, now GIZ)


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Bonn, Germany): Senior Programme Specialist
  • UNESCO-UNEVOC Implementation Unit (Berlin, Germany): Chief of Unit

German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
(Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung, BIBB)

  • Project Manager for research on assessment of vocational qualifications
  • Member of the team to develop the first computerised information system on TVET
  • Director of the Board, the Governing Body of BIBB and National Advisory Board
    to the German Federal Government on matters of TVET
  • Deputy Head of Section for Research Planning and Coordination.
    In charge of BIBB's first "Programme and Budget"

Berlin Ministry of Education
(Senator für Schulwesen)

  • Initiator and manager of an interdisciplinary planning team for the reform of upper-secondary and vocational schools
  • Member of the Berlin Governmental Planning Team to develop a system of vocational schools interlinked with upper secondary general education
  • School development planning for Berlin

Education and Training

  • Graduate in Industrial Engineering and Economics of Education, Munich and Berlin, Germany (1971)
  • Shop-floor training in Munich, Germany (1963) and in Jackson, Michigan, USA (1967)

Extracurricular Commitments

  • A House for the United Nations in Berlin
    (Haus für die Vereinten Nationen e.V.)
    Initial Signatory of the Concept and Co-Founder of the Association (2016)

  • Association of German International Civil Servants
    (Verband deutscher Bediensteter bei internationalen Organisationen, VDBIO)
    Speaker of the Berlin Section - Sprecher des Arbeitskreises Berlin (2009-2022)

  • German Commission for UNESCO
    Member of the Committee on Education (1968-1993, 2013-2019);
    Member of the German Commission for UNESCO (1967-1996, 2006-2018)

  • Berlin Committee for UNESCO (UNESCO Club)
    Initiator and Editor of the Newsletter "UNESCO Berlin Info" (1995-2000 and again since 2005);
    Vice President, Berlin Committee for UNESCO (1992-1994 and 2006-2012)
    Permanent Advisor, Berlin Committee for UNESCO (since 2013)

  • Academic Exchange
    Member of the Board/ Board of Trustees of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (1967-1972)

  • International Student Exchange
    Head of the Munich Local Committee of IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience): organisation of international exchange of engineering students for internships (1964-1966); Member of the German Committee for IAESTE (1965-1970)

  • Student Union
    Vice President of the German National Union of Students, in charge of international affairs (1966-1967)

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Merit (Verdienstkreuz am Bande) of the Federal Republic of Germany (2003)
  • Recipient of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship (1969-1971)

International Assignments

  • Organised, attended and contributed to many international conferences, symposia and workshops on education, in both industrialised and in developing countries, including major UNESCO events in technical and vocational education and training