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We are committed to being a leading learning foundation that embraces a culture of openness and reflection and proactively shares what is learned to inspire systems change transformation beyond our direct reach.

LATEST NEWS

26 February 2024

The Jacobs Foundation mourns the passing of Heinrich Ursprung

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Heinrich Ursprung, who passed away on 17 February 2024 (aged 91). Heinrich was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1995-2003. As former President of ETH Zurich, President of the Swiss School Board, and State Secretary for Science and Research, he had a profound influence […]

12 February 2024
Podcasts

Our new podcast series: Evidence in Practice

In our special two-part podcast series ‘Evidence in Practice,’ you can hear from some of our previous Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize nominees and winners with the co-leads of our Learning Societies Portfolio, Gelgia Fetz Fernandes and Ana Cubillo. They sit down to discuss the real-life challenges of using evidence in practice and hear […]

24 January 2024
News

Learning for lasting peace: International Day of Education 2024

“A transformed and well-resourced education system can be an effective long-term preventative tool that protects, builds and sustains peace before, during and after conflict.” UNESCO This year’s International Day of Education is focused on “learning for lasting peace”. Around the world, conflict, poverty, child labor, and forced displacement have disrupted the vital education of millions […]

21 December 2023

Lavinia Jacobs: giving is not enough

Lavinia Jacobs, the Chair of our Board of Trustees, recently sat down with Handelszeitung to discuss the Foundation’s work, and the ambition behind our Strategy 2030. Often, there is a lack of evidence in education policy and practice. Since our founding by entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs in 1989, we have worked to tackle this challenge […]

Reports & Studies

Policy labs and evidence use in education

The Jacobs Foundation, alongside On Think Tanks (OTT), have released an evidence review on the efficacy of Education Evidence Labs (EdLabs).

Annual Report 2022

The Annual Reports provide a comprehensive overview of the Jacobs Foundation’s activities, institution, and finances.

Implement at Scale

This paper introduces a research agenda on the implementation of education innovations in primary and secondary schools around the world.

Learning Variability white paper for scientists

The technical White Paper is aimed at researchers detailing a set of guiding research themes and questions on learning variability within children, within groups, and between contexts, to inspire collaboration in the research community.

Learning Variability white paper

The White Paper describes the Jacobs Foundation Research Agenda on learning variability developed in consultation with more than 50 experts to guide and inspire the field.

Formative Assessment Spotlight – Improving Learning for Every Child

The Jacobs Foundation and Finnish education organization HundrED have released a new report highlighting 14 formative assessment solutions that support teaching and learning.

Videos

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GIVING ALL CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

Every child has an enormous capacity to learn and must be given an equal opportunity to thrive. This philosophy and ambition form the bedrock of the Jacobs Foundation’s work. Watch why our work will continue to be necessary until all children enjoy the same opportunities to learn.

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LATEST VIDEO

Happy schools are strong learning environments!

Happy schools are strong learning environments! Experts in our network say we can build happy school surroundings when we: make time for gratitude, spread smiles, play music and teach in nature

Our Podcasts

Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

This is a brand-new collaborative podcast mini-series between Emerald Publishing and the Jacobs Foundation.

Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

This is a brand-new collaborative podcast mini-series between Emerald Publishing and the Jacobs Foundation.

Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

This is a brand-new collaborative podcast mini-series between Emerald Publishing and the Jacobs Foundation.

Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

This is a brand-new collaborative podcast mini-series between Emerald Publishing and the Jacobs Foundation.

Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

This is a brand-new collaborative podcast mini-series between Emerald Publishing and the Jacobs Foundation.

Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

This is a brand-new collaborative podcast mini-series between Emerald Publishing and the Jacobs Foundation.