Our global fellowship program is for researchers whose work is dedicated to improving children’s learning and development.
We aim to strengthen the EdTech ecosystem by encouraging greater use of evidence in investment decisions and product development and assessment.
We are trying to bridge the gap between evidence, policy, and practice, to ensure all children in Switzerland thrive in an increasingly digital world.
A community of organizations facilitates the generation and uptake of research in education, by sharing knowledge, building capacity, and implementing promising practices in schools.
LEVANTE is an ambitious project designed to coordinate data collection by research teams on children’s learning variability within and across individuals, groups, and cultures.
Our work in Colombia focuses on narrowing the large learning gaps in foundational skills and socioemotional learning on a national and regional level.
Education organizations receive support from researchers or social entrepreneurs who are experts on topics they need assistance with in 12-week project “sprints”.
A CHF 110 million primary education program aims to reach four million children in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa-growing areas and beyond.
We aim to bridge the divide between science and industry, ensuring that robust evidence drives the development, use, and evaluation of EdTech.
We target high-impact enterprises improving learning outcomes for children and youth in West Africa and MENA (Middle East and North Africa).
In collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Ghana we are supporting the provision of quality education.
We fund two research centers to improve the design and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and new technology products in schools.
We hold a three-day event every two years to present and produce cutting-edge findings about child and youth development and learning.
The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize acknowledges exceptional researchers making significant contributions to learning and development, or improving the living conditions of children and youth.
The Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes acknowledge institutions or individuals working to implement innovative solutions to improve child and youth development and learning.
We link researchers, social entrepreneurs, and institutions to identify and strengthen solutions that effectively address children’s individual learning needs and support them to reach their full potential.
Fellows from research, journalism, entertainement, entrepreneurship, and education come together to learn from each other and collaborate on key issues in the learning sciences.
We are a major supporter of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER), which works to improve interdisciplinary cooperation in educational research.
Jacobs Center research focuses on the transition from childhood to adolescence and then to adulthood.
Partner with us
We work with a network of partners to seek innovative ways to promote children’s learning and development.
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.
Our Media Fellowships supported science writers to raise public awareness of child and youth development research.
Ticino Progetto Infanzia (TIPI) aims to stimulate children’s development in the home, support their growth in the daycare setting, and ensure that they are well prepared for the transition to preschool and elementary school.