Philipp Gonon is Professor of Vocational Training at the Institute of Education Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research focus includes the international comparative approach to vocational education and training (VET) and further education, the philosophy and history of (vocational) education, and quality assurance and evaluation.
After studying law and journalism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Philipp Gonon then graduated in pedagogy (Zürich) after Studies of Education (Berlin and Zürich). His early research projects were in the field of workplace learning. From 1986 to 1992, Philipp worked as a Research Assistant and Lecturer at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In 1993, he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Education at the University of London, UK, and in 1997, became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bern, Switzerland. From 1999-2004, Philipp was appointed for a Chair of Life Long Learning at the University of Trier, Germany. He was a Guest Professor at the Institute of Education at the University of Vienna, Austria, in 2011, and was named the Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Zürich in 2016. He has been a Professor for VET and Teacher Training at the University of Zürich since 2004.
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