Innovative interdisciplinary research is about to begin: The newly created College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research welcomed 30 scholarship recipients to Berlin on Monday. The college is funded by the Jacobs Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), with the participation of six Leibniz Institutes. These young people, who have distinguished themselves in the course of their PhD studies, will be working together in small teams over the next three years, focusing on projects that extend beyond the boundaries of their disciplines of sociology, psychology, economics and education.
“It is an especially positive sign that this groundbreaking project has been established as a public-private partnership between the BMBF, the Jacobs Foundation and the Leibniz Association,” says Dr. Johann Christian Jacobs, chairman of the Jacobs Foundation Board of Trustees.
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