DDr. Nikolaus DIMMEL

DDr. Nikolaus DIMMEL

Paris Lodron University of Salzburg / Department of Sociology and Human Geography / Division of Sociology
Rudolfskai 42, A-5020 Salzburg / Austria

Tel.: +43 (0) 662-8044-4110

Area: Political Science (Legal Politics; Austrian and European Social Policy; Political System of Austria; Politics of the European Union), Sociology (Sociology of Law).

Room: 027

Office hours: Mondays 10:45 – 11:15, 12:45 – 13:15, both by appointment



Brief curriculum vitae:

  • 1990-1995: Head of the Social Welfare Office of the City of Salzburg.
  • 1995/1996: APART fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 1997: Assumption into the university service
  • 1998 >>: Head of the course for social management
  • 1998: Habilitation
  • 2000 >>: Managing Director of the Institute for Social Management
  • 2000/2001: Managing director of Schloss Oberrain GmbH
  • 2003 >>: Managing Partner of the Institute for Social Profit Management
  • 2004-2006: Expert for Statement Taking Methods – Twinning Project in Ankara
  • 2004-2007: Austrian Expert NAP-Inclusion (European Commission)
  • 2006 >>: Head of the course for Migration Management
  • 2006: Kreisky Award Winner
  • 2005 (Recognition Award for Political Culture in Austria)

Main research interests:

  • Law and policy in the second social network [legal issues of social assistance, assistance for the disabled, youth welfare and social services]-
  • Social economy organization of social services [third sector]-
  • Management of social services [social management]-
  • Austrian and European social and welfare policy;
  • fields of social policy action in the social and welfare state (with special emphasis on legal-political issues;
  • development of social legal policy)-
  • Social planning and socio-techniques (control [indicators] and evaluation techniques)-
  • Sociology of social inequality (sociology of poverty) and special sociologies as far as socio-political issues are concerned (sociology of conflict, sociology of social control, sociology of the family).