Scientists at the service office International Cooperation in Education are working toward networking educational researchers in Germany with the international community. Therefore we counsel and support empirical educational researchers and educational institutions in their initiation and improvement of international projects and cooperations.
Central tasks include optimising collaboration of national and international research institutions, and immediately contacting international research funding organisations.
Priority is given to programmes of the European Union, the OECD and the European Science Foundation. ICE works at the interface of science, research and information brokerage. We emphasise the importance of close cooperations with universities and research institutions, but we also collaborate closely with other national institutes engaged in international research funding (e. g. NKS, KoWi, Brussels office of the Leibniz Association, EU office of the BMBF, EU offices of universities).
From 2010 until 2013, ICE is a partner in the project Evidence Informed Policy in Education in Europe – EIPEE, the European network in evidence-based education policy).
The service for education scientists focuses on four areas:
1. Project counselling
We assist you in establishing international consortia and support German research partners in initiating projects, focusing subjects and discussing negotiation strategies;
2. EU-research funding
We collate information taylored to funding of educational research and assist researchers in tapping resources for funding for their projects.
3. Transfer of expert knowledge
We transfer knowledge in education generated in Germany to other countries. At the same time, we communicate international research findings to researchers in Germany.
4. Young researchers / Young scientists
Besides offering regular trips to Brussels regarding EU research funding measures, we also organise workshops. Academic Writing and Effective Presenting in English workshops are regularly held, so that research findings are published internationally and education scientists are enabled to communicate internationally.