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  • Georg Arnhold Conference: Call for Papers

    This year’s international Georg Arnhold Summer Conference, on the subject of ‘The environmental crisis and education’, will take place in an online format from 23 to 27 August. Over the five days of the conference different aspects and challenges of the climate crisis that must be surmounted by Education for Sustainable Development will be highlighted. The closing date for submissions is 15 May. Read more


    A video presentation of the joint ‘DATAFIED’ project has been produced for the BMBF’s Education Research Conference. Felicitas Macgilchrist explains in the video what datafication is and describes ‘critical data literacy’ from a research perspective. Annekatrin Bock will represent the project team in the virtual conference’s ‘market place’. Read more


    The GEI annual conference ‘How do we perform in schools? Achievements in education and educational media’ (#Leistung) will take place on 2 and 3 September 2021. The aim of the conference is to bring together different (trans)disciplinary perspectives on the diverse dimensions of performance related to education in schools and educational media. Submissions will be accepted until 30 April. Read more

  • Global Governance, Religion und Bildung

    On 25.2.2021, an online workshop will be held as part of the DFG project ‘Transnational Discourses on Education: Religion in Focus’. It will focus on the significance of religion in the field of education with respect to international organisations and their human rights discourse. The workshop will include preliminary research results, brief introductory speeches and discussion with experts. Read more


    The GEI annual conference will be held on the 2/3 September 2021. It will address the theme 'How do we perform in schools? Achievement in education and educational media’ (#Leistung). The aim is to bring together (inter)disciplinary dimensions of performance and achievement within school education and educational media. Contributions can be submitted until 28 February. Read more

  • GEI receives TOTAL E-QUALITY award

    The GEI has been granted the Total E-Quality award for the first time, in recognition of its commitment to equal opportunities for men and women and to being a family friendly employer. On awarding the Total E-Quality seal the jury said ‘At the Georg Eckert Institute, equality is firmly rooted in the structure of the organisation - at management level and throughout the Institute’. Read more

  • A win for research

    The winners of this year’s Georg Eckert Research Award were announced on 3 December 2020. The prize is awarded for outstanding academic work in the field of educational media research. The Westermann Group sponsors the research award with an endowment of 5,000 Euros. This year's prize giving took place on YouTube. Read more

  • Library Closing

    The library will be closed from 29 October 2020 until further notice. The loan period for media already out on loan may be extended by e-mail or by telephone. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Read more

  • Europe – Our History: a textbook for the future

    We are pleased to announce the completion of volume 4 - ‘20th century to the present day’ - of the joint history book for Germany and Poland. This series of books approaches European and global history from various perspectives and demonstrates European societies’ interdependence upon one another. German and Polish versions of the books are now available for use in both countries. Read more

  • Nominations for great textbooks wanted

    The deadline for nominations for the Textbook of the Year 2021 has been extended. Publishing houses, institutions or individuals that produce or use educational media now have until 15 October 2020 to nominate teaching materials to be considered for the Textbook of the Year Award 2021. The jury are looking for materials in the categories society, languages and STEM, designed for lower secondary... Read more