Every three years, DIPF and the GFPF (Society for the promotion of pedagogical research) award the Erich-Hylla Prize to honour individuals or institutions demonstrating an exceptional commitment to education, science or related disciplines - in research or practice.
The German Institute for International Educational Research awards the Erich-Hylla Prize together with the Gesellschaft zur Förderung Pädagogischer Forschung e.V. (GFPF, society for the promotion of pedagogical research, a registered charity), to honour individuals or institutions with an outstanding commitment to education, science or related research and practice.
In 1951, Erich Hylla was the founder as well as the first director of the "Hochschule für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung in Frankfurt am Main” (HIPF, university for international educational research) – which today is known as the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). The German pedagogue, author and journalist focused on pedagogical diagnostics, research on giftedness and comparative educational science. The German pedagogue, author and publisher was engaged in work on pedagogical diagnostics, research on giftedness and comparative educational science. In 1933, Hylla emigrated to the US, returning as an expert adviser to the education directorate of the US military government in 1946.
The prize was donated by Gudrun Hylla, daughter of Erich Hylla. He died on December 5, 1976.
Statute of the Erich-Hylla Prize
The statute of the Erich-Hylla prize was enacted by the researchers of the DIPF on December 13, 1977, and revised on 10 February 1981, subject to an agreement with the GFPF.
- The prize aims to honour individuals or institutions who have shown an outstanding commitment to education, science, related practice or research.
- In line with Erich Hylla's pursuit, preference is given to empirical research on awarding the prize to researchers.
Decision on awarding the prize
The DIPF board of directors decides on awarding the prize, together with the trustees of the GFPF. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.
Equipment and administration
The prize is 3,000 euros. It is awarded once every three years. Assets are administered by the GFPF. The basic stock is to remain unaffected.
Erich Hylla awardees
2011 Ministerialdirektor a. D. Josef Erhard
2008 Prof. Dr. Manfred Prenzel, IPN Kiel
2005 Prof. Dr. Ype H. Poortinga, Tilburg, Netherlands
1998 Kurt Kreuser, Ministerialdirektor a.D.
1994 Dr. h.c. Wilhelm Ebert, Bonn
1990 Prof. Dr. Oskar Anweiler, Bochum
1987 Prof. Dr. Pierre Erny, Strasbourg
1982 David Adler, Johannesburg, South Africa
1978 Prof. Dr. Erwin Stein, Staatsminister a.D., Bundesverfassungsrichter a.D