Welcome to LEAD!

Graduate School & Research Network

Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development


More than 130 researchers from six research fields are part of the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network. LEAD features an integrated interdisciplinary research and training program for doctoral students and postdocs on Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development. It is funded within the framework of the Excellence Initiative via the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is the only Graduate School within this initiative that exclusively focuses on education.


Our mission is to achieve cutting-edge research in an interdisciplinary context, to contribute to the evidence-based approach in educational policy by securing empirical data on "what works" in education, to train highly qualified experts for research and practice, and to find answers to some of the most challenging questions in education.



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LEAD Midterm Report 2012-2016

Upcoming Events

Dr. Patrick Rebuschat

Implicit-statistical learning of words and syntax: Evidence from cross-situational learning

April 26, 12:15


Studium Generale

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein

Wie gut sind unsere Schulen?

April 27, 18:15



LEAD members on BBC Two, April 25

Comedian and Impressionist Rory Bremner visited Friederike Blume and Justin Hudak to try out the neurofeedback training for ADHD.


Psychology Today: Can Intelligence or Personality Compensate for Disadvantage?

A conversation with Prof. Dr. Brent Roberts on predicting life outcomes


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