Albert Ziegler

Chair Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany

Website: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Albert Ziegler, PhD, is Chair Professor of Educational Psychology and Research on Excellence at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He is the Founding Director of the Statewide Counseling and Research Center for the Gifted. He has published approximately 450 books, chapters and articles in the fields of talent development and educational psychology. He developed the Actiotope Model of Giftedness, which promotes a systemic conception of giftedness. In his research, his main interests are learning resources and effective learning environments, self-regulated learning, mentoring, and gifted identification. Presently, he serves as the Secretary General of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE), as Vice-President of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA). He is the Founding Chairman of the European Talent Support Network (ETSN) and was in 2017 appointed as Director at the World Giftedness Center in Dubai.