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  • Analysis of Palestinian Textbooks (PalTex)

    The GEI is currently working on an EU-financed study of Palestinian textbooks. The study will provide a comprehensive analysis of current textbooks in the context of international standards. A final report containing the findings, which are based on an evaluation of more than 170 textbooks, will be presented to the EU at the end of 2020. Read more


    Prof. Eckhardt Fuchs has been reappointed for a second term as GEI director, commencing 1.10.2020. Since 2015 he has worked to refine the GEI’s research profile in the context of the digital shift. The new GEI campus will help consolidate the GEI's continually innovating role as a globally unique institution for educational media within academic, political and educational spheres. 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


    The opening of the Leibniz ScienceCampus – Postdigital Participation, archaeological finds on the building site for the new library building and the new transfer project ‘Exploring Markets’: the GEI had an eventful year in 2019. The annual report for 2019 provides a detailed insight into the diverse research projects and activities of the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more

  • The Basement blog

    At the start of the Corona crisis researchers at the GEI started a new blog in order to respond to school closures and subsequent home schooling. In addition to useful links, the blog publishes reactions, tips and thoughts (in German) regarding the current challenges of digital education and ways to deal with the ongoing situation. Read more


    Due to the cancellation of this year’s didacta education fair in Stuttgart, the GEI joined with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Didacta Association in releasing video messages to honour the winners of the Textbook of the Year award. The videos are available on YouTube. The prize is sponsored by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. Read more

  • Research library reopening for loans

    From 26.05.2020 the research library will be open on: Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public will be able to borrow books, but the use of the reading room, including photocopiers and scanners, will be reserved for GEI staff. We apologise for any inconvenience. Further details on the use of the library are available here: Read more

  • Virtual Classrooms

    Teachers all over Germany are facing the challenge of having to continue lessons despite schools being closed. Our online platform ‘Zwischentöne (Nuances) – Teaching materials for classroom diversity’ provides digital content that pupils can easily use from home. There are modules for politics, history, geography and ethics/religious studies. Read more