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.
July 18, 2019
Noreen’s gift to us remains: the hope for many children to lead a life with happiness and dignity thanks to her enormous efforts.
July 9, 2019
Despite most of the EdTech activity and investment happening in developed markets, the potential impact of technology in economies such as Ivory Coast is even more transformational.
July 8, 2019
University of Geneva Professor Daphne Bavelier explores how individuals learn and adapt to changes in experience, whether induced by nature or by training.
July 1, 2019
The 11th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) is held in Lausanne, Switzerland, from July 1-5.
June 28, 2019
During the first few years of life, children learn new skills, the typical use of certain objects, and the fundamentals of their mother tongue. One of the most intriguing questions is how young children are able to learn so many new things so quickly.
June 28, 2019
The Jacobs Foundation has promoted the concept of educational landscapes for more than 10 years, and 22 such entities have been created in Switzerland. Now the Foundation’s managing director, Sandro Giuliani, is entrusting the project to new hands.
June 28, 2019
Early childhood services are provided by a wide range of programs, which primarily are administered by the education, health and social welfare sectors.
June 12, 2019
The international conference aims to bring together leaders in the field to engage in a discussion on the future of research in child development and learning.
June 4, 2019
Spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn has always been one of our main concerns. This is why we have started and supported a number of platforms and initiatives dedicated to reaching a broad audience around the world.
June 3, 2019
As of July 1, 2019, Sandro Giuliani, Managing Director of the Jacobs Foundation and Delegate of the Board of Trustees, will hand over responsibility for the Foundation’s operations to Fabio Segura and Simon Sommer, who will serve as co-CEOs.
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.