Cooperation with partners both in Germany and abroad plays a central role for the Institute, which is internationally oriented, conducts interdisciplinary work and has a mission statement geared towards international understanding and dialogue. The GEI views the sharing of ideas and information between researchers and the global availability of research infrastructures to be the foundation for high-quality, socially-relevant research and transfer activities.
- Specialised Information Service on Educational Science and Education Research (FID)
After successful first and second phases the German Research Foundation (DFG) agreed in 2021 to fund the five partners participating in the ‘Specialised Information Service (FID) on Educational Science and Education Research’ for a third phase. The five partner institutions involved in the FID are: the Information Center for Education (IZB) in Frankfurt am Main and the Library for Research on the History of Education (BBF) in Berlin - both departments of the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF); the university library of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg; the university library of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute (GEI). Working with researchers in the disciplines of education studies and higher education research, the Specialised Information Service (FID) is a location-independent resource providing access to specialist literature and information.
- Global Textbook Resource Center (GLOTREC)
GLOTREC is a central strategic undertaking that consolidates the GEI’s capabilities in the fields of digitisation, internationalisation and applied inter and transdisciplinary research. It is structured around the academic requirements of educational media research, a field that involves many different disciplines and methodological approaches. GLOTREC brings together the GEI’s expertise and educational media collections with those of other international libraries and research institutions.
- Leibniz Science Campus - Postdigital Participation - Braunschweig
The "Leibniz Science Campus - Postdigital Participation - Braunschweig" (LWC PdP) brings together researchers from the region who conduct research on social participation in an interdisciplinary exchange. True to the motto of participation, users and stakeholders are involved in the work from the very beginning. Together, we want to develop digitally supported forms of participation and build international, interdisciplinary networks.
- Leibniz Research Alliance „Value of the Past“
Toppled monuments and shocking revelations, calls for historical revision and conflicts around restitution, debates about the epochal nature of the Anthropocene or the fundamentals of biodiversity research – all of these share one thing in common: the question of the "value of the past" is assuming an ever greater role in social self-understanding/when it comes to the way in which societies view themselves.
The Leibniz Research Alliance "Value of the Past", launched in September 2021, examines the importance of the past as compared with the present, it refers to the extent to which an era looks to the past for guidance as to its future course, and, as a value system it encompasses the historically rooted core beliefs of a society or of particular groups or milieus.
The new Leibniz Research Alliance ties in with the work of the Leibniz research group "Historical Authenticity". Its research questions and results are presented in the section "Archive - LFV Historical Authenticity".
- Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN)
Experts from educational science, subject-matter education, linguistics, media and cultural studies, neurosciences, economics, political sciences, psychology, sociology as well as information science and computer science have formed a research alliance of 25 institutions, the Leibniz Education Research Network Alliance (LERN), to bring together their expertise and to strengthen visibility for political stakeholders, educational administrators and in view of the public at large.
- Leibniz Research Network „Central and Eastern Europe“
Political events of recent years have awakened greater public interest in Germany’s eastern neighbours and partners. The headlines have often been dominated by acute crises and conflicts. Yet in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of Central and Eastern Europe and sustainably shape these complex international relationships in the future, we require deeper insights into the region.
In our globalised society, issues of energy, environmental and security policy are just as important as concerns surrounding migration, identity and the handling of collective memory. In order to tackle these challenges, the Leibniz Association pools the greatest expertise on Eastern Europe-related studies available within Germany’s research organisations.
Since 2015, the Leibniz Institutes have been engaged in interdisciplinary collaboration within the Leibniz Central and Eastern Europe Network, in order to facilitate research on this region and foster dialogue between academia and society. This provides opportunities for collaborations within the fields of policy consulting, academic dialogue, research consortia, infrastructures and career development.