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Germany  [4]  Major institutions involved in VET/HRD research

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Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn (
The national institute for formal company based VET

Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, (DIE), Bonn (
The institute is working in the field of adult learning

Deutsches Institut für internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF), Frankfurt/Main (
Institute does internationally comparative research

Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), Leipzig (
This institute is focusing on youth problems of all kinds

Forschungsinstitut für berufliche Bildung (f-bb) in Nuremberg (
This institute was established by the Bavarian employers. 

Fraunhofer Institut für Arbeitsorganisation (IAO) in Stuttgart (
The institute does mostly applied research for the industry.

Gesellschaft für Ausbildungsförderung und Berufsentwicklung (gab), München (
This research group is focusing on work related learning

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW), Cologne (
The main social research institute of the German employers associations 

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) (
Core competence: labour market research

Institut für Schulqualität und Bildungsforschung (ISB) (
Focus: Vocational schools 

Institut für Sozialforschung (isf), München (
The institute is engaging in social research, focusing on the world of work

Institut für Technik und Bildung (ITB), Bremen (
This institute is linked to the university but self contained

Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung (MPI), Berlin (
This institute does basic research on the education system, sociology of the life course, learning psychology, PISA etc

Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund (sfs), Dortmund (
The institute is mainly funded by the state of Northrhine-Westfalia; it is working closely with the trades unions

Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut (SOFI), Göttingen (
The institute is linked to the university but self contained; it is doing basic and applied research 

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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Germany (details see Bibliography)
Editor: Sabine Manning  © WIFO