Herman van de Werfhorst took up a chair in Sociology at the SPS department of the European University Institute, EUI, in the summer of 2022. He is on leave from the University of Amsterdam. Herman works in the field of social stratification, social mobility, and inequality, with a focus on education and institutions. He combines cross-national comparative work with school cohort data.
Besides his academic work, Herman is member of the Education Council of the Netherlands (Onderwijsraad), 2019-2022. He is member of the Programme Committee of the National Cohort Study of Education (NCO), which is funded by the NRO/NWO. He is also member of the Supervisory Council of the SCP (the Netherlands Institute for Social Research), and of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institüt für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung IAB, Germany.