Research Themes

DIPF is the centre for multi-disciplinary, empirical educational research in Germany with circa 140 academic staff members . It draws on expertise from many disciplines, in particular education science, psychology, economics, law, social science, history of culture and political science as well as eHumanities and information management. The areas of research covered at DIPF are respectively diverse. Four strategic priorities are highlighted:

Open Science

DIPF endorses a culture of open science and practice: we are committed to open access to knowledge and the possibilities of producing knowledge.

Transfer and Transfer Research

DIPF targets a close exchange with educational practice - i.e., with schools, universities and day-care centres. DIPF also seeks dialogue with researchers, administrators and policy-makers in the field of education as well as with the public interested in education.