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The parallels between adolescents’ online and offline lives

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Kaveri Subrahmanyam describes how teens use online communication. Read the interview on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.   To the Blog

Call for Applications: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2018-2020

The Jacobs Foundation announces the call for application for the Research Fellowship Program, a globally competitive fellowship for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities.  More

Digitally-mediated learning is more often competitive than creative

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Technology does not dramatically transform learning for pupils; but it intensifies existing experiences. Read Sonia Livingstone’s blogpost on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.  To the Blog

Patrick Aebischer is new member of the Jacobs Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce that Patrick Aebischer has been appointed to the Board of Trustees as of January 1, 2017.  More

Call for Nominations – 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize, which is endowed with one million Swiss Francs, honors outstanding scientific contributions of scholars aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth.  More

A new approach to Africa’s education crisis

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Thousands of young women complete their education via distance learning. Could Africa’s teenagers benefit more generally from this approach? Read the full blogpost on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.   To the Blog

Call for Applications: Marbach Castle Residence Program 2017

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The Jacobs Foundation Marbach Castle Residence Program offers senior and/or junior (post-doctoral) researchers in the field of child and youth development an inspiring setting for conducting uninterrupted, goal-oriented, collaborative work.  More

2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards bestowed

The Jacobs Foundation has awarded the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and Best Practice Prize honoring outstanding achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development.  More

Content Production Day at Jacobs Haus

On January 26, 2017, the Jacobs Foundation will be hosting a one-day event for communications and marketing staff of NGOs and NPOs, offering them a change of scenery and the opportunity to work and share ideas with counterparts from other organizations. Because space is limited, advance registration is required.  More

Ivorian Government and the Jacobs Foundation aim to advance the quality of education

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In the presence of the Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan and Lavinia Jacobs, Chair of the Board of Trustees, a delegation of the Jacobs Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on advancing the quality of education in Côte d’Ivoire.  More

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