Education and sciences are cultural points of crystallisation in modern civil societies. Together they provide a framework for discussing the state and development of society, technology and the economy, and contribute to empowering individual members of society to take part in this discourse. At the same time, education and science form the foundations for social and economic innovation. While science generates knowledge and inventions that can lead to product- or process-related innovations, educational institutions play a vital role in the development of knowledge, skills and competencies, all of which are forms of human capital essential to the innovative capacity of organisations and societies. Against this backdrop, innovative solutions in the fields of education and science are particularly important.
The Education, Science and Humanities Department
- examines, through studies and concomitant research projects, developments, trends and potential arrangements in education and science,
- contributes as lead project partner to promoting innovation in education and science,
- conducts evaluation projects to analyse the effects of innovation programmes and projects in the fields of education and science.