Provider research focuses on the compilation of new developments and long-term trends concerning the number of providers and their structures as well as cooperations and competition. Various forms of management and organizational development within these institutions are also analyzed. Facts on “institutions” reveal institutional approaches in the field of continuing education as a whole and individually, to ensure a systematic organization and the demandable quality of programmes in continuing education. Institutions involved in continuing education by decision, statute or decree, are taken into account. Institutions can be independent organizations or part of a larger organizational entity respectively a public or private legal entity or corporate body.