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Education Research in Germany: Research Structures, Topics, and International Opportunities

Tuesday
Apr 10, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

On-Campus - Williams Hall
31 Williams Drive
Bethlehem PA 18015

Alexander Wiseman
610-758-5740
aww207@lehigh.edu

Education Research in Germany: Research Structures, Topics, and International Opportunities
Dr. Annika Wilmers
Tuesday, April 10, 12-1pm
*Williams Hall 341*

What opportunities exist for international networking and cooperation in education? What are current research trends in education in Germany? Dr. Wilmers will answer these questions while concentrating on three different aspects: The first section offers an introduction to the research landscape in Germany and particularly to the Leibniz-Association, an independent research umbrella in Germany. Dr. Wilmers will pay special attention to the Office for International Cooperation in Education (ice) at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Educational Information (DIPF) in Frankfurt am Main. The second section identifies support for German-American research initiatives and funding opportunities for international research. The focus will be on transatlantic funding programs, such as joint initiatives and specific programs by the National Science Foundation and the German Research Foundation, the Transatlantic Program by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, or EU funding opportunities for North American partners as well as on support institutions, for example the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York. The last part of the presentation sheds light on current trends in educational research. German research institutions cover a broad field of educational topics – stimulated for example by the federal education system with its various different demands and competing models and reforms as well as by international players such as the EU, the OECD or UNESCO. In recent years, the topic of ‘education and migration’ has emerged as a key challenge. The presentation will show how this topic is dealt with in newly formed research centers and national and international networks.

Dr. Annika Wilmers is an academic staff member at “International Cooperation in Education - ice”, an office that provides advice and support to empirical educational institutions and individual educational researchers for establishing and improving international research initiatives. Ice is located at the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Research and Educational Information (DIPF) in Frankfurt am Main. Annika is an experienced science manager and has worked for various higher education and research institutions. Since working for ice at DIPF, she has concentrated on linking German educational research with international research communities.

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