Green Light for Future Funding

During its meeting in Berlin on 11 July 2017, the Senate of the Leibniz Association recommended funding the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research for a further seven-year period. Founded in 1975, the Institute earned a very positive second evaluation, convincing the panel with its close integration of research, research infrastructure, and knowledge transfer. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

Research Fellowships in 2018 for Textbook and Educational Media Research

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is inviting applications for several research fellowships for 2018. Research fellows receive a monthly grant of 1,000 EUR. Established academics or educational practitioners are also invited to apply for the Otto Bennemann Grant, which provides recipients with 2,000 EUR a month. The deadline for applications is 15th September... Read more

Textbook of the Year 2018 - Call for Proposals

What constitutes a good textbook in an era of rapid knowledge development, digital networking and increasing social diversity? Publishers, individuals or institutions that use or produce educational media have until the 31 July 2017 to nominate teaching materials for consideration for the 2018 ‘Textbook of the Year’ award. The price will be announced in February 2018 at didacta in Hanover. Read more


What do children learn about Islam from their textbooks and what is not included? Germany’s classrooms have reflected its position as a country of immigration for some time. Many textbooks, however, still do not adequately portray this social diversity. Teaching materials on the subject of Islam, for example, frequently still lack a differentiating perspective. Read more

Ungarn will Wehrkunde in Schulen einführen

Es ist laut dem Vize-Staatssekretär eine „patriotische und militärische Erziehung“, die die Regierung um den rechts-konservativen Ministerpräsidenten Viktor Orban in den Lehrplänen an den Schulen einführen will. Es wird beabsichtigt, eine Vaterlandsliebe zu vermitteln, wie es bereits im Geschichts- und Geographieunterricht der Fall sei, und SchülerInnen gar auf Verteidigungsfälle …



In 2018 the presentation of the Georg Eckert Research Award, which is sponsored by the Westermann publishing group in Braunschweig, will again honour academic work in the field of international educational media research. The Georg Eckert Institute also recognizes outstanding dissertations with its separate award for young academics. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2017. Read more