Prof. Dr. Mark Levels
Mark Levels (1977) is a sociologist. He is professor at Maastricht University, program director at the Research Centre for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) of Maastricht University, member of the ROA management team, and is affiliated to Nuffield College in Oxford (UK), the Free University of Amsterdam, and the WZB. He uses quantitative, qualitative and experimental sociological methods to study how individuals’ lives are shaped by government, particularly in the areas of health, education, and work. Prof. Levels leads a large international research consortium that studies how governments can mediate the impact of AI and robotization on work, education, inequality, and welfare in Europe (TECHNEQUALITY). He is also one of the principal architects of the Nationaal Cohortonderzoek Onderwijs (NCO) and was appointed as one of the first national coordinators of the NCO with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He also coordinates an international research group that studies individual and institutional determinants of youth inactivity in various countries (NEET). He teaches macrosociology at the University College Maastricht.