Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme

  Klieme Research Fellow

Research Fellow

Lehr- und Lernqualität in Bildungseinrichtungen

Teacher and Teaching Quality

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Academic and Professional Career

Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eckhard Klieme (pdf)


Habilitation in Educational Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. phil. in Psychology, University of Bonn
Diploma in Psychology, University of Bonn
Diploma in Mathematics, University of Bonn

Curriculum Vitae

Distinguished Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston
2013 – 2014
Visiting Scholar at Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton
2008 – 2009
Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), University of California, Los Angeles and at the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Offer of the University of Zurich (successor to Prof. Dr. Helmut Fend, rejected)
2004 – 2008
Director of the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Since 2001
Professor (C4/W3) for Educational Science at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main
Since 2001
Director of the Department for Educational Quality and Evaluation at DIPF, Frankfurt am Main
1998 – 2001
Senior researcher at the Max–Planck Institute for Human Development, research area “Educational Science and Educational Systems”, Berlin
1986 – 1989
Lecturer at the Institute for Psychology, University of Bonn
1983 – 1997
Academic staff member at the Institute for Research on Tests and Giftedness, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes [German Academic Foundation], Bonn
Studied Mathematics, Communication Science, Psychology and Pedagogy, University of Bonn


Honorary doctoral degree, University of Liège, Belgium
Research award from the German Society ffor Educational Science (DGfE)
Honorary Professor, Durham University
Science prize "Society needs Science“ awarded by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
1971 – 1977
Scholarship holder, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes [German National Academic Foundation]

Current Work and Research Priorities

Research priorities

  • School effectiveness and teaching quality
  • Assessment of (student) achievement in schools (large scale assessment, formative assessment)
  • International-comparative  educational research

Teaching priorities

  • Research on school and teaching quality
  • Educational measurement (competencies, achievement)
  • Educational monitoring and international comparison    


last modified Jul 02, 2021