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College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research


Leibniz Association

  • WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  • German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
  • Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)
  • Leibniz – Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)
  • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
  • Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)


  • Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
  • Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (link)
  • Kiel University (CAU)
  • University of Mannheim (link)
  • Heidelberg University (link)

Target Group

Early postdocs from sociology, economics, psychology, and educational science who are engaged in empirical educational research


  • Promotion and improvement of interdisciplinary educational research of young researchers at the postdoctoral level.
  • Joint research activities among participating (senior and junior) researchers.
  • The establishment of an interdisciplinary educational research network of researchers working at Leibniz Institutes and universities.
  • An increased scholarly awareness of “public science”.

Theme Focus

  • Educational inequality and success against the odds
  • Competence development as an educational and social process
  • (Monetary and non-monetary) returns to education


  • Workshops on theories and methods of key disciplines in educational research
  • Funding of interdisciplinary projects developed by the participating researchers
  • “Public science” activities
  • Soft Skill workshop, research visits abroad, mentoring
  • International conference (2016)


Funding Organizations

  • Jacobs Foundation
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Participating Leibniz Institutes

Partners in the Network