This volume summarizes the presentations of the Nuremberg-Krakow-Linz-Skopje Research Seminar 2009 and 2010. The main aim of the research seminar is to bring together young scientists of different universities and to enable them to present their research results under the supervision of senior researchers and professors.
The papers cover different fields reflecting the main research areas of the participating institutions. They discuss central issues like education and globalization and they report on concrete empirical research – based on surveys as well as on content analysis.
Central issues are: social trends and developments, new ways of teaching in higher education, youth transitions: education and labour market, criminology, social repre-sentations, analysis of ideological profiles.