Applications still accepted for 2019 fellowship programmes

Applicants have until 15 September 2018 to apply for several research fellowships such as the Otto Bennemann grant. Through such programmes the GEI enables scholars and textbook authors to fully exploit the resources available in the Institute library, to conduct comparative studies and to enter into intensive dialogue with colleagues both in Germany and abroad. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

3rd International Conference on Global Citizenship Education

The 3rd International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) took place in Seoul on the 5 and 6 September 2018. At the conference delegates from around the world discussed current issues, proven practices and future steps related to GCED. Eckhardt Fuchs, director of the GEI, took part in a discussion on GCED in the context of the Korean conflict. Read more

We've laid the foundation stone

The wait is finally over! The foundation stone for the Georg Eckert Institute’s new library building was laid in Braunschweig on 29 August. Friends and patrons of the Institute celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for the new GEI Campus with guests from the fields of politics, culture, academia and industry. The new building is expected to be completed in autumn 2019. Read more

The persistence of anti-Semitic sentiment in textbooks

Dr Dirk Sadowski, a research fellow at the GEI was among those interviewed for an article by Spiegel Online regarding the criticism levelled at German textbooks by Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Read more

German teaching union calls for 118 billion euros for schools

The German teaching union has calculated that 118 billion euros need to be invested in German schools over the next ten years in order to solve numerous problems such as a shortage of teachers, dilapidated buildings and out-of-date technology.

Union president Heinz-Peter Meidinger fears that without such investment schools will fall further behind and that problems in the education system …

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The GEI mourns the loss of Henry H. Arnhold, benefactor of the Georg Arnhold Program on Education for Sustainable Peace.

The Georg Eckert Institute regrets to report the sad passing of Henry H. Arnhold (1921-2018), who died in New York on 23 August, 2018. Henry Arnhold was an exceptional figure, an inspiration and example to us all, who instituted the Georg Arnhold Program on Education for Sustainable Peace at the GEI in memory of his grandfather. Working together with Henry Arnhold was a true honor and enriching... Read more