The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of young people so that they become socially responsible and productive members of society. In order to achieve this goal, children and youth must be given better opportunities for positive development and equitable access to education. Whatever their background, place of residence or family income, all children should have the chance to reach their full potential.
December 2, 2021
The Learning Sciences Exchange Fellowship is a unique opportunity to expand your horizon. Get inspired by collaborating with journalists, researchers, entrepreneurs, education leaders, and entertainment producers to drive evidence-based change in education.
December 1, 2021
The Jacobs Foundation and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have jointly committed CHF 6 million to boost inclusive and equitable education for children and youth in West Africa and MENA.
November 26, 2021
EPFL and ETH Zurich, Switzerland’s two federal institutes of technology, team up to offer their first joint doctoral program in the learning sciences funded by the Jacobs Foundation.
November 23, 2021
The Jacobs Foundation is now calling for applications for the globally competitive Jacobs Research Fellowship Program.
November 22, 2021
Prof. Charles A. Nelson and Prof. Daniel L. Schwartz received the two 2021 Research Prizes in a special online ceremony on November 19. An international audience celebrated our two Prize recipients via livestream.
November 19, 2021
Prof. Charles A. Nelson and Prof. Daniel L. Schwartz receive a 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in a special ceremony that reflects our current extraordinary circumstances.
October 26, 2021
He was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1995-2003 and passed away on 23 October 2021.
October 14, 2021
Technology is predicted to play an increasing role in education in the next decade. Co-CEO Simon Sommer provides his personal view on EdTech, which issues need to be sorted out to make it work, and the role he envisages for the Jacobs Foundation.
September 30, 2021
Our Board Member Ulman Lindenbergerl talks about his work with the Jacobs Foundation, learning, and being open to drawing inspiration from any person or source.
September 21, 2021
Two outstanding recipients have each been bestowed with the prestigious Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, each endowed with one million Swiss Francs, for their outstanding scientific achievements.
The annual reports inform about the values and activities, as well as the institution and finances, of the Jacobs Foundation.
A new report conducted by LEK and commissioned by Jacobs Foundation explores the potential of privately-run schools to benefit societies.
Education is intended to prepare children and young people for the future. It currently appears uncertain, however, what this future will be like. Four scenarios for the world of tomorrow.
The annual reports inform about the values, activities as well as the institution and finances of the Jacobs Foundation.
It is the first report of its kind to focus exclusively on education topics written by academic researchers based in forty-eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The story of cocoa in West Africa is largely a story of poverty. Cocoa Interrupted details how social enterprises can play a role in creatively and sustainably addressing the varied needs of cocoa growing communities. The spirit of entrepreneurship, combined with a drive to solve complex social problems, makes social enterprise a natural ally in the effort to tackle the systemic issues associated with the cocoa industry in West Africa.
Throughout life, we encounter changing environments that require us to learn and adapt. Human brain plasticity describes the capacity of our brain to change in response to these experiences.
In honor of its founder, the entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs, who passed away in 2008, the Jacobs Foundation has awarded two annual prizes since 2009. For the 10th edition of the Klaus J. Jacobs Awards, the Jacobs Foundation bestowed 10 awards to social innovators and change makers in the field of child and youth development. What the ten awardees have in common is their wish for social change and their restless personal social engagement. They are beyond talking – they act.
In this Medium Term Plan 2016-2020, we outline our strategic goals and our key performance indicators.
A strong coalition of the Ivorian government, companies of the cocoa and chocolate industry and philanthropic partners aims to jointly tackle root causes of child labor in Côte d’Ivoire.
Seeking to improve the living conditions of Ivory Coast’s cocoa farmers and their children, the Jacobs Foundation is working with public and private organizations to develop a sustainable ecosystem that will ensure access to high-quality education.
Highly talented and innovative early career researchers working on child and youth development advance their research with a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, which will improve the development and living conditions of children and youth.
It is people who make change possible. Mindful of that fact, the Jacobs Foundation is working closely with talented, committed individuals thereby creating a network to advance the Foundation’s agenda.
Ready! is a campaign throughout Switzerland that focuses on the formative early childhood years. It brings partners active in the early childhood sector together to work toward a comprehensive early childhood policy.
There are many different kinds of daycare centers. But what do we really know about them? In the interest of greater transparency, the Jacobs Foundation and kibesuisse, a Swiss organization in the early childhood education and care sector, launched the QualiKita initiative.
Primokiz2 connects all actors in the education, social, and health sector and supports them to develop a comprehensive policy on early childhood education thereby creating sound structural conditions.
The longitudinal study being conducted in Bremen with the title “BRISE: Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development” includes a number of targeted interventions for children during the first seven years of life.
The German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS), the Jacobs Foundation and other partners are launching “Quality at the Local Level” in an effort to improve the quality of Germany’s early childhood education and care sector.
To give every child the opportunity for a comprehensive, high-quality education in school and beyond, the Jacobs Foundation is encouraging innovative, systematic cooperation between school-based and extracurricular actors through its Educational Landscapes program.
Every year, senior scholars nominate approximately a dozen young scholars to participate in the Jacobs Foundation’s annual conference. Invitations are extended to postdoctoral researchers whose work is directly related to the focus of the conference.
Every year since 1991, the Jacobs Foundation has held a conference at Marbach Castle on Lake Constance, attracting leading scientists and young scholars from all over the world.
Can memory training boost children’s achievement and intelligence? To what extent is the development of a child’s motor skills correlated with learning in general? These are just some of the questions that the Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM) is investigating.
Lifespan research examines the gradual and systematic changes in behavior that take place over the course of a person’s life. By observing such changes, scientists are able to draw valuable conclusions about child and youth development.
The purpose of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) is to foster interdisciplinary cooperation in the field of education research.
How can we gain a better understanding of the prerequisite of children’s learning, and how can we provide targeted support? These questions guide the new partnership between the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and the Jacobs Foundation.
Society is changing, and so is education. Classrooms have entered the digital age. As a result, we not only need new teaching methods; we also need to introduce new educational technologies to the classroom.