Prof. Dr. Robin Samuel

Associate professor in Youth Studies

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E04 45-060
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 5084

I am interested in social inequality, work, health, well-being, sustainability, and research methods.

Most of my research involves the collection and statistical analysis of big data sets. In some projects, I employ experimental designs and qualitative methods as well.

Apart from my substantive interests, I currently examine the suitability of statistical models to investigate social inequalities in a range of health outcomes. My other methodological research is on validity in experimental designs and the application of Bayesian statistics in social research and beyond.

I joined the University of Luxembourg as an Associate Professor in 2016. Since 2020, I am Head of the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research.

Some ongoing funded research projects:

  • European Labour Markets Under Pressure – New Knowledge on Pathways to Include Persons in Vulnerable Situations, 2023–2026 (WP PI).
  • Youth and Digitalization: Life Chances in the Digital Society, 2022–2026 (PI).
  • Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis for Social Sciences: Possibilities and Challenges, 2022–2026 (PI).
  • The Role of Social Trust, Future Considerations, and Perceived Fairness among Young People in Tackling Global Crises. Lessons from the Pandemic for Sustainability (and vice versa), 2020–2024 (PI).

Last updated on: Montag, den 10. Oktober 2022



PhD in Sociology, University of Basel




Lizentiat (Master) in Sociology, Sustainable Development, and Modern History, University of Basel



Academic Positions


Head, Centre for Childhood and Youth Research


Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg


Guest Researcher, University of Bern


Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh


Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge


Visiting Scholar, Stanford University


Research Associate, University of Basel




CV short Samuel Robin October 2022  

Last updated on: 10 Okt 2022