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Graduate School & Research Network

More than 100 researchers are part of the LEAD Graduate School and Research Network. LEAD is interdisciplinary in six research fields and features an integrated 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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Upcoming Events


Tübinger Summer Series on Personality Psychology, July 11th to 14th 2016




LEAD Retreat-Film

Impressions from our April-Retreat in Bad Urach at Youtube


Pressemitteilung: Wenn leistungsstarke Klassen ein Nachteil sind

Studie der Tübinger Bildungsforschung zeigt: Besonders begabte Kinder werden in überdurchschnittlich guten Klassen oft übersehen.


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