DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Rostocker Straße 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 / 247 08 - 0
Fax: +49 69 / 247 08 - 444

DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

The DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education is a central institution in the field of educational research and educational information. It was founded in 1951 in Frankfurt am Main and from the very beginning it has been a member of the Leibniz Association.

DIPF supports scientists, policy-makers and practitioners by conducting empirical research and providing innovative applications. More than 300 staff members, half of them researchers and scientists, are engaged in fundamental aspects concerning research, planning and evaluation of education. Research topics span individual, institutional and systemic aspects of education, they are complemented by studies on the history of education and computer science approaches to education.

Worldwide, DIPF is engaged in projects and co-operations with universities and research institutions as well as scientific infrastructure institutions. Owing to its librarian, archival and information science services, DIPF is a central access point regarding the documentation of all topics that are relevant to education.


  • studies educational processes at individual, institutional and systemic levels
  • conducts national and international research and infrastructure projects
  • provides decision-makers from educational policy and educational administration with research findings on developments in education
  • analyses and evaluates the effectiveness of new governance approaches in education
  • studies learning processes of children experiencing failure at school
  • studies individual conditions of successful learning with respect to motivational, volitional and cognitive competencies
  • assesses the quality and effectiveness of school educational processes
  • develops psychometric models and measurement procedures for diagnosing and modeling competencies
  • operates modern education information services
  • develops information infrastructures and respective services, based on problem, method and application-oriented research in computer science
  • preserves knowledge on education in its libraries and archive
  • researches the history of individuals participating in education, professions, institutions, methods and respective discourses

Additional Location

DIPF Berlin
including the Research Library for the History of Education
Warschauer Straße 34-38
10243 Berlin
Tel.: 030 / 293 360 - 0
Fax: 030 / 293 360 - 25


Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn

Managing Director:
Susanne Boomkamp-Dahmen

Public Relations:
Dr. Steffen Schmuck-Soldan