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:
DIPF aims to create a scientific basis for overcoming challenges in the education system. In this way, equitable participation in education is to be made possible and individual support continuously improved.
DIPF supports the digitalisation of education to make offers more equitable and sustainable.
DIPF endorses a culture of open science and practice: we are committed to open access to knowledge and the possibilities of producing knowledge.
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.