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Prof. Dr. Anne Parpan-Blaser

Prof. Dr. Anne Parpan-Blaser

Prof. Dr. Anne Parpan-Blaser

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience

  • Studied social work, pedagogy and criminal and family law, lic. phil. and Dipl. Social Work, University of Freiburg (1997)
  • PhD thesis on “Innovation in Social Work” (r. phil.) University of Zurich (2011)
  • Swiss Federal Certificate as a trainer in adult education SVEB (2009)
  • CAS Research Management, University of Bern (2017)

Work experience

  • Lecturer at the FHNW School of Social Work and the University of Applied Sciences of Aargau, later of Northwestern Switzerland (since 2004)
  • Teaching assignment at the Academy for Social Management (ASOM), Vienna (since 2014)
  • Specialist teacher, training in care of the elderly, Association of Bernese Retirement Facilities vba (2002-2004)
  • Social worker for social services of the City of Bern (1997-2002)
  • Employee of the Wohngemeinschaft Landoltstrasse, housing project for people with physical disabilities (1994-1999)
  • Counselling on drug-related issues, Contact Bern (1992-1993)

 Main focus

  • Social innovation, innovation in social work, design of development processes and innovation management
  • Joint management of the modular innovation program ink+ (
  • Participation, adressee-tailored communication and easy language
  • Cooperative process design

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