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Berlin Interdisciplinary Education Research Network (BIEN)


  • German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) (Project coordination)
  • German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Research Area „Research System and Science Dynamics“ (DZHW)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Hertie School of Governance Berlin (link)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
  • Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ)
  • Institut für Schulqualität der Länder Berlin und Brandenburg e.V. at the FU Berlin (ISQ) (in German)
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB)
  • RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU)
  • University of Potsdam (UP)
  • WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Target Group

Young Berlin scientists (Post-Docs, Doctoral candidates and master students at an advanced stage) from different disciplines, who work in the broad field of Education Research


  • Advancement of subject-specific and methodical knowledge of involved young scholars
  • Lastingly connecting young researchers from different disciplines

Theme Focus

Results of educational research from different disciplines


BIEN Lunchtime Seminars (monthly during the university lecture period)

Lecturers in the seminars are from all disciplines relevant to educational research. In addition to the presentation of the research results, every lecture will have a discussant who is scientist from a different discipline. Lunchtime seminars will also include informal networking opportunities, thus helping participants to expand their network.

You will find the current programm here. (only available in German)


Dr. Johanna Storck
Phone: +49 30 / 897 89 - 516
E-mail: jstorck[at]

Partners in the Network