Nikolaj Lubanski

Ph.D.,, BBA and Director, Copenhagen Capacity Talent Department

From 1994 to 2002 and again in 2004, Nikolaj was employed at FAOS. Since 2010 Nikolaj has been prorector for Research & Development at the Metropolitan University College, and in February 2013 he became the director for Copenhagen Capacity Talent Department.

Areas of specialisation
Cultural sociology and area of specialisation in management and development within knowledge- and educational institutions, international industrial relations, education of managers and employees (private/public) and also organisational development. Many years of experience with completion of research- and development projects both nationally and internationally within the outlined areas.

Research areas
The primary interest of research is the development of competitiveness in society with a specific focus at the interplay between the labour market and the educational system. A mobile labour market and a flexible educational system seem to be the key factors for long-term competitiveness in a society but regarding the question of how the mechanisms and the interaction between the labour market and the educational system work there is far from enough research concerning this area.

Previously, Nikolaj Lubanski's activities of research have primarily been focused on comparative industrial relations in Europe and development of theories associated with industrial relations. In the time at FAOS he among other things completed the Ph.D.: The europeanization of the labour market (DJØF 1999) which dealt with the consequences of an open European market for the regulation of the industrial relations in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Furthermore, Nikolaj Lubanski was in this period project manager and coordinator attached to several big research- and survey projects such as the research part regarding competence in LO's survey of trade union representatives (1998), the internationalisation of the construction industry and the Danish model in a national and international perspective.

Selected publications

  • The Impact of Europeanisation on the Construction Industry - a comparative analysis of developments in Germany, Sweden and Denmark, Industrielle Beziehungen, 6. Jahrgang, Heft 3, pp. 268-91, Rainer Hampp Verlag, Mering 1999
  • Moving closer together - trade union europeanisation in the construction sector, Transfer, no. 1, p. 103-109, ETUI, spring 2000
  • Europeanization of the labour market: The building and construction sector in Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, DJØF's forlag, 1999, Denmark - in search for innovation (chapter), Routledge, 2002
  • Searching for Innovation, Gerhard Bosch, Peter Philips (ed.): Building Chaos - An international comparison of deregulation in the construction industry, Denmark, p. 73-94, Routledge, London 2002
  • The Danish model of labour market organisation: Will it cope with May 2004?, CLRdenmark (ed.): Free mobility and EU's enlargement - migration of the construction workers, May 2004, p. 71-88, Byg Rapport R-081, Conference publication, Copenhagen, April 2004
  • New public management in Denmark, Nikolaj Lubanski and Søren Kaj Andersen, Globalisation, State and Labour, 2006