Network Partners

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The Partners in the Research Network

German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)

Homepage: http://www.die-bonn.de/default.aspx?lang=en
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational research, Educational science, Subject-matter education
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader; Beate Beyer-Paulick (schrader[at]die-bonn.de; beyer-paulick[at]die-bonn.de)


Profile: The German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) is an extramural research institute, which processes the socially and educationally relevant task of substantiated learning and adult education acadamically and its succesful development. As a central institution for research, politics and practice, the DIE supports stakeholders in the field of continuing education with research findings and services. The range of tasks includes application-relevant and fundamental research, infrastructural services as well as counselling for politics and practice. ( more )

German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

Homepage: http://www.dipf.de/en
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Computer science, Educational science, Information science, Law, Psychology, Sociology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn; Dr. Steffen Schmuck-Soldan (hasselhorn[at]dipf.de; schmuck-soldan[at]dipf.de)


Profile: The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) provides a central information infrastructure for and about education in Germany, expanding scientific foundations by conducting research in its own right. As a national centre for educational research, DIPF investigates education from systemic, institutional, individual and historical perspectives. Accordingly, it critically reflects on existing concepts for quality, governance and improvement. DIPF delivers theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions, connecting fundamental research with innovative developmental work and applications for the benefit of society. ( more )

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Homepage: http://www.diw.de/en
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Survey research
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß (kspiess[at]diw.de)


Profile: The DIW Berlin is one of the leading economic research institutions in Germany. Its core mandates are applied economic research and economic policy as well as provision of research infrastructure. DIW Berlin stands out for the wide spectrum of its research areas and its commitment to interdisciplinarity. It also has first-rate access to empirical data, as exemplified by its Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) – one of the world’s best data sources on the socio-economic situation in Germany. DIW Berlin has nine research departments. ( more )

German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

Homepage: http://www.dzhw.eu/
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Computer science, Educational science, Political sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans, Dr. Anja Gottburgsen (jungbauer-gans[at]dzhw.eu; gottburgsen[at]dzhw.eu)


Profile: DZHW provides applied empirical research in the field of higher education and science studies. As research institution of the Federal State and the Länder (Bund-Länder-Einrichtung) it works nationally and internationally as a partner of the scientific community and both higher education and science policies. Committed to politically independent and excellent research DZHW develops and elaborates innovative, socially and politically relevant issues regarding tertiary education and science. ( more )

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association (GEI)

Homepage: http://www.gei.de/nc/en/georg-eckert-institute.html
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Cultural studies, Educational science, Ethnology, Geography, Islamic studies, Political sciences, Religious studies, Science of history
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Eckhardt Fuchs; Catrin Schoneville (fuchs[at]gei.de; schoneville[at]gei.de)


Profile: The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association (GEI) is a centre of research into educational media which is one of a kind in Germany. Its dual mission consists in carrying out international, multidisciplinary research on textbooks and other educational media, informed by the disciplines of history and cultural studies, and enabling this work by providing research infrastructure. Accordingly, the GEI both conducts research and makes it possible. ( more )

Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

Homepage: http://www.gesis.org/en/home/
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Computer science, Economics, Educational research, Information science, Political sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt (beatrice.rammstedt[at]gesis.org)


Profile: As the largest German infrastructure institute for the social sciences, GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, with its expertise and services, stands ready to support researchers on the basis of the newest scientific methods, high quality data and research information. The services of GESIS are aligned on the needs of our user. They are based on the basic structure of research projects along a research data cycle. ( more )

Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB)

Homepage: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en.html
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational science, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Subject-matter education
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein (ulrich.trautwein[at]uni-tuebingen.de)


Profile: The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences (HIB) and Psychology is a research institute within the University of Tübingen. The HIB focuses on individual, social and institutional determinants of learning and teaching processes. We take an inter-disciplinary approach drawing from psychology, educational science and other disciplines. The HIB is mainly funded by the Hector Foundation II. In addition, the state Baden-Württermberg funds a postdoc academy that forms part of the HIB. ( more )

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Homepage: http://www.iab.de/en/iab-aktuell.aspx
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Economics, Methodological research, Sociology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Silke Anger; Dr. Ute Leber (silke.anger[at]iab.de; ute.leber[at]iab.de)


Profile: The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) is a special office of the Federal Employment Agency (BA). The IAB conducts research on the labour market in order to advise political actors at all levels. The research of the IAB focuses on labour market policy, regional and international labour markets, macroeconomic labour market research, establishments in the labour market, and life chances and social inquality. A large part of the institute‘s findings is based on own comprehensive surveys of establishments, individuals and households along with process data from the Federal Employment Agency. ( more )

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Homepage: http://www.iamo.de/en/iamo-links/home.html
Research Foci in the Network:
Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Agricultural and development economics, Geography, Political sciences
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben (glauben[at]iamo.de)


Profile: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) analyses economic, social and political processes of change in the agricultural and food sector, and in rural areas. The geographic focus covers the enlarging EU, transition regions of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia. Scope of work Research: IAMO is an international institute that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics. ( more )

Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Homepage: http://www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome.html
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Economics
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann (woessmann[at]ifo.de)


Profile: The Ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe and at the same time the one most often quoted in the German media. Ifo conducts international high-quality research and intensively promotes junior researchers in economics. Ifo is member of the Leibniz Association and it co-operates closely with the University of Munich (LMU) within the CESifo Group. The Ifo Institute is a European think tank that forms a bridge between academic research and public discourse. It focuses on applied economic research with clear policy implications with a view to achieving greater stability, prosperity and cohesion for Europe and the world. ( more )

Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)

Homepage: http://www.ipn.uni-kiel.de/en?set_language=en
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational research, Educational science, Psychology, Subject-matter education
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller; Dr. Ute Ringelband (koeller[at]ipn.uni-kiel.de; ringelband[at]ipn.uni-kiel.de)


Profile: The Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) was established in 1966 as a research center for science education. As an institute of the Leibniz Association, the IPN has a nationwide function. It is also affiliated to the University of Kiel. The department heads at the IPN hold professorships at the University of Kiel. The institute’s mission is to advance science and mathematics education through its research. Therefore, research deals with the full range of issues concerning teaching and learning in the sciences and in mathematics inside and outside schools. ( more )

Institute for Quality Development in Education (IQB)

Homepage: http://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational science, Psychology, Subject-matter education
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Petra Stanat; Prof. Dr. Hans Anand Pant; (iqboffice[at]iqb.hu-berlin.de)


Profile: The Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB) is a research institute that supports the Länder (states) in the Federal Republic of Germany in developing and monitoring the quality of primary and secondary education. As an academic institution of the German Länder, the IQB is an associated institute of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The Educational Standards, which have been introduced by the Standing Conference of the Ministries of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK), form the basis of our work. ( more )

Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)

Homepage: http://www.iwm-tuebingen.de/www/en/index.html
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation
Research Disciplines:
Psychology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress (u.cress[at]iwm-tuebingen.de)


Profile: Digital media are playing a bigger and bigger role in our daily life. People nowadays readily use computers, Internet and mobile technologies at school, at work or in their leisure time. At the same time the information environments are becoming more and more complex. With this in mind, the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) investigates cognitive and social information processing while using digital media in knowledge and educational contexts. The scientists at the IWM apply theories of human information processing in order to describe, explain and improve knowledge and communication processes. ( more )

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

Homepage: https://www.lifbi.de/en-us/home.aspx
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Computer science, Economics, Educational science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz (sandra.buchholz[at]lifbi.de)


Profile: The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), which is affiliated with the University of Bamberg, promotes longitudinal studies in educational research in Germany. To achieve this aim, LIfBi runs the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) providing fundamental, transregional, and internationally significant, research-based infrastructure for empirical educational research in Bamberg. NEPS describes and analyzes the process of educational acquisition in Germany and its effects on individual educational processes and trajectories across the entire life span. ( more )

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN)

Homepage: http://www.lin-magdeburg.de/en/index.jsp
Research Foci in the Network:
Returns to education
Research Disciplines:
Behavioural neuroscience, Cognitive neuroscience, Neurobiology of learning and memory
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Frank Ohl; Dr. Constanze Seidenbecher (Frank.Ohl[at]lin-magdeburg.de; seidenc[at]lin-magdeburg.de)


Profile: Research at the LIN is dedicated to the study of brain mechanisms of learning and memory and their pathophysiological dysfunction. The unique interdisciplinary approach comprises molecular biological, cellular and systems physiological as well as behavioural and cognitive aspects of brain processes. The institute was founded in 1992. In 2011 we moved into our new institute building.It is structured into 4 departments, 6 research groups and 5 special labs. ( more )

Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education

Homepage: http://www.mercator-institut-sprachfoerderung.de/institut/english-information/
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational science, Linguistics, Psychology, Subject-matter education
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Michael Becker-Mrotzek (becker.mrotzek[at]mercator.uni-koeln.de)


Profile: Studies show that language skills are a significant requirement for enabling children and young people to achieve their full potential at school, at university, in their apprenticeships and as a member of society. In order to increase the educational opportunities for children and young people who qualify for language and literacy intervention, the Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education was founded in 2012 at the University of Cologne by, and funded through, Stiftung Mercator, an independent private foundation. It aims to improve language and literacy education throughout the entire education system, particularly in schools. ( more )

RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Homepage: http://en.rwi-essen.de/
Research Foci in the Network:
Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education
Research Disciplines:
Economics
Contact at the Institute:
Dr. Marcus Tamm (tamm[at]rwi-essen.de)


Profile: RWI is a leading center for economic research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany. The institute was founded in 1926 and is a registered independent research institute since 1943. RWI’s focal points of research work are based on the latest theoretical and empirical findings. In five research divisions, RWI addresses a wide array of economic issues and research questions ranging from the individual to the global economy. At “Labor Markets, Education, Population” and “Health Economics” the main focus of research is on the analysis of individual actors and their behavior. ( more )

University of Luxembourg

Homepage: http://wwwen.uni.lu/research
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational research, Psychology, Sociology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, Prof. Dr. Justin J.W. Powell (sabine.krolak[at]uni.lu; justin.powell[at]uni.lu)


Profile: The Research Group „Educational Processes in Contemporary Societies“ at the University of Luxembourg consists of members from two Institutes devoted to education research. The Institute of Education and Society connects social scientific perspectives on education and learning processes (educational theory, philosophy, history, and sociology). The main focus is on educational policies, systems and processes within particular cultural, political, and socio-economic contexts. Thus, particular importance is placed on historical, cross-national, and international perspectives. ( more )

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Homepage: http://www.wzb.eu/en
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Sociology
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Heike Solga (heike.solga[at]wzb.eu)


Profile: The WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. Around 160 German and international researchers work at the WZB, including sociologists, political scientists, economists, legal scholars and historians. They study developments, problems, and opportunities for innovation in modern societies. Their research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons. ( more )

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Homepage: http://www.zew.de/en/
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Knowledge and participation, Education and equity, Returns to education
Research Disciplines:
Economics of education, Labour economics
Contact at the Institute:
PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Gunter Grittmann ( pfeiffer[at]zew.de; grittmann[at]zew.de)


Profile: The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is a nonprofit and independent institute with the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH). Founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim, ZEW is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe. ZEW pursues four key objectives: To conduct research of the highest quality To provide scientifically grounded economic policy advising To train up-and-coming economists, and To inform the professional and lay public. ( more )

Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB)

Homepage: http://zib.education/en/
Research Foci in the Network:
Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Empirical educational research
Contact at the Institute:
Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss (kristina.reiss[at]tum.de)


Profile: Within the Centre for International Student Assessment (ZIB) e.V., three institutions conduct educational research in large scale assessments: TUM School of Education at Technical University of Munich and two Leibniz associated partners, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at Kiel University (IPN). ZIB is particularly in charge of the national coordination and implementation of PISA as well as developing and enhancing PISA with innovative methods, research questions and instruments. ( more )

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

Homepage: http://www.zpid.de/index.php?lang=EN
Research Foci in the Network:
Acquisition of competencies and professionalization, Educational Monitoring and Information
Research Disciplines:
Educational research
Contact at the Institute:
Dr. Anne-Kathrin Mayer (mayer[at]zpid.de)


Profile: The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (German: Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation/ZPID) is the documentation and information center for psychology in the German-speaking countries. ZPID’s mission is to provide scientists and practitioners with current, comprehensive information on literature, tests, audiovisual media, primary research data, and quality web resources in the field of psychology. Its psychology web portal www.zpid.de offers a wide range of relevant databases, directories, news services, archives, and blogs. ( more )