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The DIE is a member of the Leibniz Association. The Leibniz institutes' common mission is "theoria cum praxi": science for the benefit and good of humanity. Since 2003 all members of the Leibniz Association - 89 institutions at present - are evaluated regularly and measured according to the excellence claim of extramural research promotion. Currently, the institute is preparing for its upcoming evaluation in 2016.


Logo wbweb - The portal for continuing educators is online

wb-web is a joint project of the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) and Bertelsmann Foundation aimed at more than 400,000 continuing educators in Germany. The freely accessible portal supports teachers in developing good continuing educational programmes by providing information and networking services. wb-web is the first independent service to promote exchange and mutual learning within the continuing education community. As a result, wb-web contributes to increasing the quality of and participation in German continuing education.


German Atlas on Continuing Education Published

For the first time, the German Atlas on Continuing Education presents and analyses data on continuing education behaviour and programmes in the various German regions in chronological order. The study data is based on micro census, business register, Statistics on Adult Education Centres as well as IAB establishment panel.
Taking socio-economic and demographic features in individual resident populations as well as macro-economic and residential structural characteristics into account, the findings indicate that participation in continuing education varies strongly throughout regions. Regional differences are also evident in the range of continuing education programmes.


Adult and Continuing Education in France

The DIE publication series "Country Reports on Continuing Education" presents an outline of adult and continuing education in France. Author Silke Schreiber-Barsch provides a good overview of the continuing education system in our neighbouring country. She combines data, information and country-specific characteristics on key issues such as institutions, financing, professionalization, and participation in lifelong learning. Special features such as the French fund system and the statutory process for the assessment and validation of competences is included systematically. Historical and social references facilitate a differentiated view on current debates and controversially discussed traditions.

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Events Overview Events

Juli 2016

16 Jul

Kongress Problem-based Learning

Kompetenzen fördern – Zukunft gestalten

Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich, Schweiz


19 Jul

ESRALE 2016 Summer Academy and International Conference

Pécs, Hungary


September 2016

03 Sep

OER finden, nutzen und erstellen

Workshop mit Hedwig Seipel



12 Sep

Internationale Wissenschaftliche Tagung

International - Vergleichende (Weiter-)Bildungsforschung -Multidisziplinäre und länderübergreifende Forschungszugänge

GSI, Bonn


12 Sep

International Scientific Conference

International Comparative (Adult) Education Research – Multidisciplinary and Cross-National Research Approaches

GSI, Bonn


06 August

Unterschiedliche Profile – Gemeinsame Darstellung

Das DIE legt Daten und Fakten aus dem Feld der Weiterbildung vor



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Gruber, Elke (Hrsg.)

Politische Bildung

Jahr: 2016 | Reihe: Zeitschrift für Weiterbildungsforschung - Report 1

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Martin, Andreas

Deutscher Weiterbildungsatlas – Kreise und kreisfreie Städte

Jahr: 2016 | Reihe:

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Horn, Heike; Lux, Thomas; Ambos, Ingrid

Weiterbildungsstatistik im Verbund 2014 – Kompakt

Jahr: 2016 | Reihe:
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