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Pathways to Adulthood


  • Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB)
  • Institute of Education, University College London (link)
  • School of Education, University of California at Irvine (link)
  • College of Education, Michigan State University (link)
  • Center for Applied Developmental Science, Universität Jena (CADS)
  • Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki (HCAS)

Target Group

Early postdocs in sociology, psychology, education science


  • The mission of our Collaborative Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme is to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, and comparative research of productive youth development.
  • Supporting early career researchers in developing a research profile and an academic network

Theme Focus

  • PATHWAYS investigates the antecedents, processes, and long-term outcomes of youth transitions, as well as the factors and processes promoting human competences, especially among young people deemed to be at-risk.
  • Our training and mentoring enhance understanding of diverse approaches to the study of productive youth development and to engages in constructive debates with colleagues from different disciplines.
  • We foster international and interdisciplinary research and exchange of ideas, in order to gain up-to-date skills for addressing research and policy questions that require combined approaches and a synergy of ideas.


  • Symposium
  • Workshops


Prof. Ingrid Schoon PhD (Spokeswoman)
Phone: +44 (0) 20 / 76 12 62 38
Email: i.schoon[at]

Funding Organizations

Jacobs Foundation

Partners in the Network