Welcome to LEAD!

Graduate School & Research Network

Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development


More than 100 researchers from six research fields are part of the LEAD Graduate School and 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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Upcoming Events


Workshop: Domain-General and Domain-Specific Foundations of Numerical and Arithmetic Processing, September 28-30, 2016


Winter School: Randomized Controlled Field Trials

December 5-9, 2016




LEAD PhD candidates present their research


Juliane Richter awarded again

During the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse in Kassel, Juliane Richter won the  Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award. The award recognizes an outstanding paper based on a doctoral...


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