Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
Full Professor, Chair of Business and Economics Education, JGU Mainz

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia has been Chair of Business and Economics Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany, since 2006. She earned her doctoral degree from Humboldt University of Berlin in 2004 and her postdoctoral qualification in 2006. She has published widely on empirical educational research in vocational and higher education. She has directed numerous externally funded national and international research projects and has been coordinating the national research program ‘Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education (KoKoHs)’ since 2011. Her research has earned various awards and honors. She is a member of many national and international advisory and editorial boards and serves as an expert consultant to ministries, foundations, and international journals.

Recent Positions and honors

2016 Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)

2013 Fellow of the Gutenberg Research College (GRC), JGU Mainz

2005 Postdoc fellowship at Humboldt University of Berlin (awarded to outstanding habilitation candidates)

2004 Humboldt Prize for outstanding dissertation thesis

2004 Europe Award of the Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists for outstanding dissertation thesis


Prof. Dr. habil., Dissertation (2004) and Habilitation (2006) in Educational Sciences, HU Berlin


Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Pant, H. A., Kuhn, C., Toepper, M., & Lautenbach, C. (2016). Messung akademisch vermittelter Kompetenzen von Studierenden und Hochschulabsolventen. Ein Überblick zum nationalen und internationalen Forschungsstand [Measuring academic competencies of students and graduates: an overview of the national and international state of research]. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Schmidt, S., Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., & Fox, J.-P. (2016). Pretest-Posttest-Posttest Multilevel IRT Modeling of Competence Growth of Students in Higher Education in Germany. Journal of Educational Measurement, 53(3), 332-351.

Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Pant, H. A., & Coates, H. (2016). Assessing student learning outcomes in higher education: challenges and international perspectives. Journal Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 41(5), 655-661.

Förster M., Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Brückner, S., Happ, R., Hambleton, R. K., Walstad, W. B., Asano, T., & Yamaoka, M. (2015). Validating Test Score Interpretations by Cross-National Comparison: Comparing the Results of Students From Japan and Germany on an American Test of Economic Knowledge in Higher Education. Journal for Psychology, 223(1), 14-23. 

Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Shavelson, R. J., & Kuhn, C. (2015). The International State of Research on Measurement of Competency in Higher Education. Studies in Higher Education, 40(3), 393-411.


Contact Information

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Faculty of Law, Management and Economics
Jakob-Welder-Weg 9, 55128 Mainz
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