Dr Dormeier Freire is Senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute and Asian Academic Coordinator of the International Executive Master in Development Studies (IHEID, Asian Institute of Technology). Dr Dormeier Freire earned a PhD in development studies at the University of Geneva. As a sociologist, he is mainly working on educational transformations with a special focus on skills development, internationalisation of education, social inequalities, education employment relations, educational choices and dropouts in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia. He is currently working on family role in educational and training choices in Southeast Asia and on dropouts school returnees. He is a member and former scientific collaborator of the Working Group for International Cooperation in Skills Development and NORRAG (Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training). He is a scientific board member of the Institute for Research on Educational Development (Vietnam).