© Jan Zappner


Education means being able to participate in society; it opens up opportunities and promotes social integration. Education is one of the core preconditions for a society’s growth and well-being.

International competition and increasing social diversity are seriously challenging our education system. The institutions in the Leibniz Association approach this interdisciplinary research field from varying perspectives and with different emphases.

Leibniz institutions study the significance of early learning for later development. They analyse the quality of education with regard to schools and teaching, and they are experts in adult education. Leibniz institutes investigate the learning conditions in classic settings like universities as well as in informal areas like Web 2.0. Economic researchers in the Leibniz Association examine education as a key driver in modern national economies, whilst one of the themes of social research is educational poverty as a cause of social injustice in all areas of life.