Who we are

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.

Our goals

Education is key to individual professional success and social participation. Education strengthens social cohesion and is crucial for wealth and economic development in modern societies. How can the potentials of education and for education be put to a better use? The Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) sets out to seek better leverage, at the individual, institutional, and societal levels, for reliable concepts and promising reforms.

Four pillars of activity

The Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) has four main goals which relate to its research and outreach activities: Joint research areas, exchange of research expertise, international networking activities, and knowledge transfer.