Claude Houssemand is Full Professor in Cognitive Differential Psychology at the University of Luxembourg. After obtaining a PhD in cognitive differential and educational psychology at Nancy 2 University (France), he held a position as head of unit (Training, Education, and Work) at the CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg), and helped to integrate the Centre Universitaire into the University of Luxembourg.
Currently, he is head of the Department of Education and Social Work and head of the Institute of Lifelong Learning and Guidance which is investigating, among others, cognitive processes of unemployment, acquisition of adults and professional skills, lifelong guidance. In parallel, he is course director of the Master in Psychology: Evaluation and Assessement and the Master in Mediation. Finally, he is member of the Management Centre for University-level Continuing and Professional Education “Competence Centre”.
He is also co-director of the journal Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle and member of different scientific panels (e.g. World Mediation Forum, International Days of Differential Psychology). Previously, he was the European editor of the international review Mesure et Evaluation en Education, (Adméé) and the chairman of the scientific committee of the FREREF
He has several partnerships with international universities: University of Lorraine (France), University Lyon2 (France), CNAM Paris (France), University Paris Descartes (France), University Laval (Canada), University of Montreal (Canada), University of Sherbrooke at Montreal (Canada), University of Murcia (Spain), University of Braga (Portugal).
He lectures on cognitive and differential psychology, scientific methodology and statistics, lifelong competencies, and social mediation. He has been tutor of about 15 doctoral theses.