DIPF is an interdisciplinary institute which delivers theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to researching education. Its researchers investigate the systemic, institutional and individual levels of educational processes.

Current Projects

Search and browse the database for current projects at DIPF. You can use the filter function to narrow your search and refine the results.

Projects Archive

Here you can find information about important projects completed at DIPF in the past few years. You can use the filter function to narrow your search and refine the results.


Current DIPF publications, publications database, Open Access repositories DIPFdocs and newsletters at DIPF.

Research Infrastructure

DIPF offers a comprehensive research infrastructure for educational research. Different laboratories allow for the empirical analysis of developmental pathways whilst technology based testing instruments are refined and virtual research environments developed.

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. Six strategic priorities are highlighted:

Research Data

At DIPF, the Research Data Education Alliance (VerbundFDB) and the Research Data Centre for Education (FDZ Bildung) store scientific data and prepare them for the purpose of re-usage, offering educational researchers a reliable repository for the data they have assessed. DIPF researchers are not only engaged in making data available but also in assessing research data themselves, e.g. pertaining to large-scale studies such as NEPS, PISA or PIAAC.