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  • 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

  • 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 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

  • GEI colloquium presentation by Norm Friesen

    Dr Norm Friesen from Boise State University, Idaho, was our guest at the GEI colloquium on 5 September 2018. Dr Friesen spoke on the history of textbooks as ‘multimedia’ pedagogical and cultural forms. Read more


    Our annual report for 2017 reflects on a year that was full of new and exciting developments and events. The report presents the research departments and their projects and highlights the findings from 2017. It not only reviews the events of the past year but explores the outlook for the current year. Read more

  • International Georg Arnhold Summer School 2018

    This year's International Georg Arnhold Summer School on ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: Challenges, Policies and Practices’ took place from 23 to 27 July. International scholars and experts explored and discussed the role of education in preventing violent extremism. Read more

  • 'Schools in the Cloud' reaches rollout phase

    We are proud to continue our academic support for the implementation of the HPI school cloud as it reaches the rollout phase. The ‘Schools in the Cloud’ project provides best practice examples for the use of the school cloud in the classroom and offers suggestions for interdisciplinary teaching scenarios. Read more

  • Deadline for Textbook of the Year 2019 Proposals extended until 25 August

    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 25 August 2018 to nominate teaching materials for the 2019 award. This year the prize will focus on lower secondary level textbooks for languages, social studies and STEM subjects.... Read more

  • How can textbooks help raise attainment and reduce inequalities?

    This was the title of the international summit on textbooks held in London from 13 ―14 June 2018 at the Royal Society, the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth. The aim of the event was to enable high quality debate with different countries on their experiences of using textbooks. Professor Fuchs, director of the GEI gave two presentations on current textbook policy. Read more