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.
November 12, 2019
Jacobs University has gained an internationally experienced and worldwide respected university leader, lecturer and researcher as its new President. On 1 December 2019, Professor Dr. Antonio Loprieno will assume office.
November 11, 2019
The role of school curriculums, teachers and peers in affecting child and youth development is the topic of a workshop taking place on November 11, 2019, at the University of Zurich.
November 7, 2019
How well are students prepared for study, work, and life in a digital world? The recently released «International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018» reveals some surprising results.
November 4, 2019
Cultural variation leaves a blind spot in the science of child development as most studies are based on research on Western babies. Sujata Gupta, Learning Science Exchange Fellow, reports on research in Central Asia, which may challenge our knowldege.
November 1, 2019
The Jacobs Foundation’s documentary featuring the exceptional engagement of the ten recipients of the 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards has been officially selected for the MIDBO 21.
October 29, 2019
Childhood trauma can literally get under a child’s skin, potentially stealing its future. Dr. Stacy Drury points out that a trauma-informed approach to diagnostics is key for effective help.
October 29, 2019
In the fall of 2018, the Johann Jacobs Museum n Zurich invited an entire school class to curate an exhibition. This project, which lasted for about a year, culminated in an intriguing exhibition entitled “What is History?”.
October 29, 2019
An innovative cross-generational program promotes the health and development of children as well as youth. Angelica Ponguta, Jacobs Research Fellow, introduces LEAPS, a win-win program for children, youth, and sustainability.
October 25, 2019
What can be done to ensure high quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC)? The OECD conducted the first international survey focused on the workforce in ECEC and presents four suggestions to policy makers.
September 27, 2019
An international competition brought together new innovative ideas for future higher education. Now, the third and final project has been approved. It aims at an individualized education.
The report outlines various recommendations for the ecosystem: from encouraging more community collaboration, to developing the angel investor activity, to incentivising regional investors to step into Ivory Coast.
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 annual reports inform about the values, activities as well as the institution and finances of the Jacobs Foundation.
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.
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 young scholars and mid-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.